Broken hearts can love too!

Jumping on a trampoline “Hate is only a form of love that hasn’t found a way to express itself logically”. -Lil’ Wayne My family’s love for one another is both dysfunctional and unconditional. Those you love the most can also hurt you the most and you can hurt most those that you love. That is a sad reality of life. However, at this tender moment, I would like to focus on the love that I showed to and was shown by my paternal grand-mother. This strong woman with a tender heart and life-consuming problems. Playing with my cousins and myself … Continue reading Broken hearts can love too!

A mother’s love

Witnessing my father holding his mother’s hand at the hospital as she suffered multiple organ failure, I couldn’t help but think of the love family members have for one another. Love, even with family, it’s messy, it’s hard, it’s up and it’s down. There is no way to avoid it, with great love comes great emotions of every kind. Regardless of the words we speak or the actions we do in anger and in hate, that love is unconditional. It may be awkward, it may be silent, it may be difficult and painful, but it is love. This unadulterated love … Continue reading A mother’s love

Life as it "should" be…

I reconnected recently with a acquaintance from a few years back. As we shared what had become of our lives, she was in awe at where I was in life. In her words my “life is discernally different than what [she] assumed it would be”. I usually don’t bother myself too much with people’s opinions (those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter) but this person is someone I shared with, once upon a time, deep thoughts and secrets about my dreams, ambitions and goals, etc. So her words rang true and deep within my heart and … Continue reading Life as it "should" be…

On home and family

The Qu’ran mentions in many parts the importance of family, of treating parents and spouses with dignity and respect. About a thousand kilometers stand between me and most of my family members, which on a daily basis is not a bad thing but once in a while it is great to find yourself surrounded by those who love you dearly.  I recently travelled to visit my mom in my hometown for her birthday. I had a love-hate relationship with my mom, my town and my extended family for most of my life, in no small part due to my strong … Continue reading On home and family