So today is the first day of school. I logged into my Facebook this morning and saw loads of pictures of my friends sending their kids to school, some of them for the first time. I then typed my status which went something Iike this "so many photos on FB of friends sending their kids to school for the 1st time. When I send mine InsyaAllah one day, they'll already be in high school!" and hit the "send" button. Fifteen minutes after that someone commented that I should feel lucky that I don't have to go through the hassle of dealing with crying kids.
Question is am I really lucky? I think not. I'd give anything to experience sending my kids to school. In fact if given the opportunity when I have kids, I'd send them to school every day. I'd like to give the commenter the benefit of the doubt and think that she probably doesn't know that I'm struggling with infertility. And yes I replied to her comment and said "for someone struggling with infertility I think you're the lucky one" which she indeed is.
So many of us forget about the blessings that's been given to us that we sometimes moan and complain about petty things. I hope that when the time comes for me to send my kids to school or to do things for them, I will always remember this day as be thankful that Allah has given me the opportunity to do so.
A friend told me that when the day comes for her kids to go to high school I'll be cuddling my own sweetie pie while she deals with snarky teenagers (my own words, not hers. But you get the gist :P). She also said that by then I'll have plenty of friends to refer to and she's probably right and that made me feel better (she has a way of looking at things from another perspective. It's a gift I tell you) so thank you for that.
Anyway, what I'm trying to say is be grateful for what you have. Some people may not have the same luxury and blessings.