Growing Old with You…

“I’ll get your medicine when your tummy aches
Build you a fire if the furnace breaks
Oh it could be so nice, growing old with you..”

there goes a part of  a song by adam sandler, ‘Grow old with you’. i used to think it was the cutest song ever.. :) and suddenly, i remembered the song once again.

and because it’s my husband’s birthday~ :) in egypt, we got used to celebrating it the night before because after 6pm in alexandria, it’s already midnight in malaysia..

Dear, since your birthday this year, is the first to celebrate it together.. i badly want to make it a wee bit special :) not to say that i’m an eager birthday-celebrator but since we’re a couple now and special dates are the times for us to show appreciation to our partner.. i’d like to take the opportunity to just do that :)

i’m not sure as to how i’ll write this post and how it’ll end up to be, but i just want to say take the opportunity to say them..

I used to call you a friend. the one i can depend..

to help me with anything at anytime..

i know you never mind, to even spend a dime.

but never did i have the slightest clue, neither did you

that we both were meant, for a lifetime romance.

You proposed so suddenly, in the month of november,

and that message i wrongly sent, i clearly remember,

was to make every step easier, faster and simpler,

never was it unplanned, as Allah the Exalted is All Knower.

Approaching the big day, when some asked.. do you love him?

who? him? my future husband..?

not yet, as i shaked my head.

though i was honestly worried i may not fall in love,

head over heels as deeply enough..

but above all, i had trust, that’s all that matters.. so it wasn’t that tough.

After the big day, i felt anew..

you were a different person from what i knew.

as i mingled with your family, my heart grew fonder.

i have a new life, i have a lover, a partner-no more a loner.

my worries vanished with the wind,

my tears washed,

my heartache mended..

the war has ended..

and my view bathed with sunlight,

Oh Allah, You heard my plight!

And you came as a gift, when i least expected,

like the rainbow, when a storm had passed and ended,

like the dawn, after the night was dreaded..

and surely you should be appreciated.

Even more on this meaningful day,

i can never know what perfect words to say,

to say thank you from the deepest part,

you surely managed to steal my heart!

***

Dear,

thank you for accepting me just the way i am,

thank you for adapting with my ways,

thank you for accompanying me on this journey,

thank you for leading my prayers,

thank you for supporting me to do dakwah,

thank you for reciting our night prayers,

thank you for lending your shoulders as i sleep, or weep..

and thank you for making me smile.. all this while :)

i want to grow old with you in this world,

and grow young with you in jannah~ :)

lots of love <3

sarah