I realize that I may already have a few posts titled SubhanAllah or Alhamdulillah or maybe even Astaghfirullah, but sometimes praising God is the only way to do justice to how I feel.  Khalid and I have had our first conversation, a conversation being an exchange of words.  Previously, he has used a word or two to get his point across, or occasionally answered a question, but we’ve never had a conversation where I said something, he responded, I replied to his response, and he added a concluding remark.  But SubhanAllahi Wabihamdihi!  We’ve had our first conversation!

Me, leading Khalid to elevator in mall: Khalid come on, it’s time to go home.

Khalid pulls away and holds up his index finger: No pwease!

Me: You don’t want to ride the elevator?

Khalid: Lay-tuh. (later)

Me: We need to go home Khalid.

Khalid: I wan… banana.

Me: You want a banana?

Khalid: Caddy-fo! Okay!

Awestruck, we go to the grocery store (in Khalid’s world, all grocery stores are Carrefour) and buy Khalid a banana.  All is the right with the world so we head happily home.

SubhanAllah. 🙂


Abez is a 50% white, 50% Pakistani, and 100% Muslim. She is also chronically ill and terminally awesome. She is the ever-lovin Momma of: - Khalid, a special little boy with autism - Iman, a special little girl with especially big hair -Musfira, an especially devious baby Spoiler, Abez is also Zeba Khan on

  1. thanaya

    Dear Abez, may Allah swt grant you many such moments of contentment and achievement, Ameen! thx for sharing, smtimes we overlook the numerous blessings Allah swt has gifted us and take them as routine;ur blog is always a reminder…

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