Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce

One can frozen orange juice concentrate thawed

1 bag fresh cranberries

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon of ginger

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon of salt

Place everything in saucepan and bring to boil cook until cranberries pop.

About 10 minutes the turn off, can serve hot or cold.

* note you can use apple juice concentrate instead of orange juice

Du’a

♥ Du’a ♥

Oh ALLAH, I have no money, but I have You. I am rich.

Oh ALLAH, I have no freedom, but I believe in You. I am free.

Oh ALLAH, I have no patience, but I read Your Quran. I am calm.

Oh ALLAH, I get no respect, but You listen to my dua. I am proud.

Oh ALLAH, I have no time, but I think of Jannah. I have forever.

Oh ALLAH, I have much time, but I look at Your Signs. I have today.

Oh ALLAH, I feel so weak, but I fast Ramadan. I am strong.

Oh ALLAH, I feel so tired, but I make dua. I open my eyes.

Oh ALLAH, I feel so dirty, but I repent to You. I am cleansed.

Oh ALLAH, I feel so depressed, but I remember you. I am at peace.

Oh ALLAH, I feel so lost, but I follow Your Commands. I am safe.

Oh ALLAH, nobody listens, but You never turn your back on me. I am grateful.

Oh ALLAH, my heart breaks, but I imagine meeting You. My heart finds rest.

Oh ALLAH, I cry every night, but I make wudu. I wash away my tears.

Oh ALLAH, I feel so alone, but I pray to You..I feel peaceful…

Being A Mom

Being a mom is difficult.

Being a mom trying to find time to shower is difficult.

Being a mom trying to find time to eat is difficult.

Being a mom trying to find time to do laundry is difficult.

Being a mom trying to find time to cook breakfast, lunch, or dinner is difficult.

Being a mom who pumps is difficult.

Being a mom who is trying to stop your milk supply is difficult.

Being a mom who oversupplies is difficult.

Being a mom who supplies just enough is difficult.

Being a mom who undersupplies is difficult.

Being a stay at home mom is difficult.

Being a part time working mom is difficult.

Being a full time working mom is difficult.

Being a mom of a child with medical conditions is difficult.

Being a mom of a healthy child is difficult.

Being a mom is difficult.

It is hard to invest every waking moment into your child. It is hard to lose endless hours of sleep. It is hard to forget about the person you once were. It is hard being a mom with postpartum depression and still yet moving forward.

Everyone tells you about the sleepless nights, about the endless diaper changes, and about how expensive it gets. Yet nobody tells you about the spit up stained shirts, the excessive hours of pumping, the struggle of hearing your baby crying, the never having enough time in a day.

Nobody tells you just exactly how hard it will be.

Nobody tells you thank you for how hard you work.

But you are a mom. You are a hero to your baby. You can have them from crying to comfortable sleeping in your arms. You are the savior of your baby. You are the producer of their meals. Your baby is what makes it all worth while. To be able to watch them grow. Take their first steps. Saying their first word. Growing in their first tooth.

You are a mother and at the end of the day you feel like your work goes unnoticed just know, your baby is proud of you.

Proud of you as their mom.

You are doing a great job, don’t be to hard on yourself.

Dua

Dua:
O Allah, grant the Muslim youth (men) pious and righteous wives, and make from their offspring Muslims who will rise the banner of Islam, and carry the Quran (in their hearts), and who will order good and forbid evil.
O Allah, grant the daughters of the Muslims pious and righteous husbands, and make them pious, obedient (to Allah and their husbands), repentance, not showing themselves (wearing hijjab).

Ameen.

Allah

It is ALLAH Who puts restfulness into our body, Not Sleep!It is ALLAH Who puts nourishment in our limbs, Not Food!

It is ALLAH Who puts Energy into our living, Not Air!

It is ALLAH Who puts Cure into our aches and pains, Not Medicine!

It is ALLAH Who puts Wisdom into our minds, Not Education!

It is ALLAH Who puts honor into our reputation, Not People!

Even if we lead unseen lives, we need only ALLAH to have absolutely Everything!!
THANK

FOR EVERYTHING.

I once asked a very successful woman to share her secret with me. She smiled and said to me..

“I started succeeding when I started leaving small fights for small fighters.

I stopped fighting those who gossiped about me…

I stopped fighting with my in laws…

I stopped fighting for attention…

I stopped fighting to meet peoples expectation of me…

I stopped fighting for my rights with inconsiderate people..

I stopped fighting to please everyone…

I stopped fighting to prove they were wrong about me….

I left such fights for those who have nothing else to fight…

And I started fighting for

my vision,

my dreams,

my ideas and

my destiny.

The day I gave up on small fights is the day I started becoming successful & so much more content.”

Some fights are not worth your time…..

Choose what you fight for wisely.