This hadeeth has kept me thinking for days about how true it is. I grew up feeling how close my mom's sisters are to me. How much my mom trusted them in taking care of me and my sisters in the past. Each one of my aunts is so special to me and I love talking to them and their opinions actually matter.
Their caring and love are tremendous, even after all these years they're still the same. Their efforts showed when we all traveled to Istanbul last May. They supported my decision to take Sophia with me to attend my sister's wedding in Turkey and they promised to help me in every way possible. It was one of the best trips ever. My mom was kinda busy with the bride and the groom's family yet my aunts were substituting for her whenever I needed help.
And now that I am a mother and a sister to 3 beautiful women I find myself lucky. These days, Rana my sister is staying with us for a while and trusting her with my girls is beyond imaginable. She's a great mother herself so it's totally natural. Not only that but I also keep reminding my daughters that she's just like their mother. They have to listen to her and respect her the way they respect me. They love her and they're in denial that she is eventually leaving us in a month or so.
When I left Mariyah in Amman behind me for a month, a lot of people were shocked by my decision wondering if I sleep at night being worried about my daughter. She's with her favorite aunt, Mimi, I would say but still they didn't get it. It's funny that at some point me and Mimi shared the same amount of love in Mariyah's heart.
My other sister, Nour, was always there for Mariyah as well, she took her to all the fun places she took her sons to during Summer. The sleepovers at her house were Mariyah's favorite pastime in Amman.
I might not be as good as my sisters when it comes to taking care of kids other than mine but they know for sure that I do my best whenever they need me. Now, that my sister gave birth to a baby girl, i sometimes impress myself by how much I can love/do when I'm asked to.
I love you!