Saturday, December 28, 2013

Iqbal clan

[Nine years have passed mashallah..since I joined this new family. Dedicated to Iqbal clan with love]

“Family isn’t always blood.It is the people in your life who want you in theirs.The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what”

I was warned by the mention of the family prayer:”mai panah maangta/maangti huun, shaitaan mardood sai aur Saad k mood sai “.but when  I look down the memory lane…this is not what I see.
I see Ammi taking effort to make every room ready and spic n span for  each family .Her worries every time  about our sleeping well and  pushing us to sleep so she can sleep peacefully knowing everyone has a proper place. Our refusal to stop our chatting sessions and non stop bakwaas and delaying sleeping time as much as possible and in the morning ammi getting surprised to see everyone sleeping in the same room .
Then there is this barbeque mania..where everything from steaks and bihari kabab to roti and even tea is cooked on the awesome BBQ  place outside.
I look back ..and see..the cards...pictionary ...balloon fights..scrabble sessions...which themselves have memories of their own.
The frequent trips to Muree..bhurban..abbotabad..and places which we never knew existed..thanks to the fauji jawan of our family.I see..the innumerable plans and khayaali palaos we made  and then deciding who would talk to Abbu about it.
Hyper kids past their bed time enjoying each others company ..not wanting to waste even a second of the cousins reunion...and despite of fights and argument shuddering at the thought of going back.I remember the confusion when calling a child ..we call the child with every name but his/her own name.
Also worth mentioning is the whole year supply of garlic,onion and fresh vegetables .Cherished thoughts of picking lychee.oranges..from our own farm...and even the delightful moments of saying 'this is from OUR farm'.
The hysterical moments in which every thing said is taken with a secondary twisted meaning and of course with a burst of hysterical laughter.
Thank you for the loving me as your own…for the ,guidance and most of all for the smiles n happiness you provide me with everyday .Yes ..I can brag about my in-laws.You all are nothing short of amazing .i love you all.

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