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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Nostalgia

Salam!

Bismillah

I think I miss Christmas. Not the religious celebration, but the idea around "Christmas Time."

Ya'll know what I mean right...

In the United States, Christmas is not really about celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, it is about celebrating. It is a holiday that even atheists participate in because it is not socially considered to be a "religious" holiday anymore.

I miss being excited and seeing everyone else be excited. I miss eating gingerbread cookies and stringing up lights and watching old clay-mation movies on tv with my dad.

I miss the anticipation and feeling like a little kid. I miss the generous spirit that some people develop during this time.

There are so many things that are wrong with the celebration of Christmas, but it is difficult to let go of the things that feel right.

InshaAllah if I am blessed with children one day, I would love for them to feel about 3id the way that I felt about Christmas as a kid. I want there to be a sense of wonder and nostalgia; of excitement and generosity. I want to have family traditions that my children can look back on and smile about.

InshaAllah it's time to start planning.

5 comments:

ummukhalid said...

Salam Sister, there's nothing wrong with you missing all the good things about Christmas because they are your childhood memories about things which makes you feel good..Now that you're a Muslim you can create those good things but associating them with Eid. There's nothing wrong with giving and receiving presents on Eid or decorating your house and of course cookies and cakes are part of Eid. InshAllah I'm sure you'll create a wonderful tradition for your kids that they'll always remember like you do now!

Rukhpar Mor said...

InshAllah, you will make beautiful memories with your children during Eid. I also want to make it a special holiday for myself and my parents, but I have been so busy during Eid that it goes without me even realizing it=/

KittySigurdardottir. said...

You are so right,I feel what you are saying,that means your pain, I'm not just saying these words.

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