Our first time in a delivery room. 17 years ago today. Utterly clueless. Utterly overawed. Utterly terrified.
A young husband and wife hold on tightly to each other; wide-eyed and slack jawed on this tortuous, unbelievable, incredible new adventure.
The passing of a year is like a mere fold in the fabric of eternal love, and yet each stitch in time makes our bonding weave still stronger and sturdier.
As we grow older and wiser, we remain the naughty and nervous, fascinated and fervent young souls we always were. That’s how we beat back the clock, that’s how we keep fuelling the spark. You enchant me, you inspire me, you keep me sane, you keep me keen.
Conflicted on 5th April – should I celebrate or commemorate?
What to give a teenager on his landmark 15th birthday? We decided on a video album of his life so far!
In 1999 my wife was expecting our first child, and I had a name ready and waiting: ‘Leena’. It means ‘tender’ and also ‘devoted one’. Of course fate likes to have a bit of a laugh with you, and with the arrival of the new millennium came a surprise. Out popped a boy, not a girl. I didn’t have a boy name ready. So my sister named him Junaid.