Ramadan not only serves as a time to reflect with relatives and friends, but to also enjoy delicious meals together. Whether it was a collective and joint effort of each family bringing a dish to contribute at the mosque, or relatives and friends would host Ramadan dinner in their own homes, those memories are what made Ramadan extremely exciting for me.
We say goodbye to 2020 with gratitude for and in awe of this community. Your dedication to your families, your health and your community inspires us everyday as we journey through these difficult times.
My how the times have changed. Remember getting the Toys R' Us catalog in the mail in early November so you could dog-ear approximately 900 pages displaying toys/stuffies/games you HAD to have for Christmas? Now kids have Amazon Wish Lists and mark ...
With so many scenarios for school in 2020 including: all-virtual learning; in-person instruction; and multiple hybrid schooling situations, meal prepping and grocery shopping has become very stressful. I know most moms feel this to their core, "What do I feed the kids today"?
This (experiencing the joy of a rainbow baby) is not lost on me. I know not everyone will get their rainbow at the end of the storm. Women who are dear friends of mine, for whom my heart breaks, struggle with infertility or loss. But a rainbow is also a bridge to a promise that hope is just over the arc.