I hope it isn’t too late to wish anyone a happy eid or Eid Mubarak! May Allah accept our fasts and place us among those who come back to Him, insyaAllah.
So Eid this year has been pretty different. It was my first Eid as a wife and J and I’s first as a married couple. Last year we were already engaged but didn’t really go out together because it was annoying to figure out where we could and couldn’t go without it being awkward, lol.
It was also my first raya away from home. I was honestly abit sad to leave my fam bam and spend Raya at J’s hometown as I had never been away for Eid like…EVER. My brothers have been absent during Eid last few years due to work and school stuff but it was never me. I was always with my family and as alot of people say…always under my mother’s armpit.
See I don’t know why malays like to use armpits to signify closeness but I guess it just means I’m still not aware that I am too big to snuggle up under my mother’s armpit already.
Anyway, it wasn’t bad at all, I was just a little sad, read: bawled my eyes out when we left for Pontian. Hurhur but it was all good. I called home, as my brother described it, every two minutes and J bought me data so I could send photos and keep in touch. I didn’t expect my husband to layan my request amidst the errands we had to run for Raya but it was one of the first things he did and I’m grateful for that, alhamdulillah. Thank you, J 🙂
It was pretty interesting to celebrate Eid at Kampung though. I woke up to the takbeer sounds from the nearby mosque and fried chicken while the chickens outside clucked and crowed. That got abit weird so I closed the window abit to not offend them. Kesian pula raya raya ni kaum kerabat kena makan.
I met J’s side of the family, obviously not all of them, because that would take more thn a week to visit. It was pretty nice to see how chill everyone was. They just sat around, talked and munched on kuihs and pretty much helped themselves to what was served.
It was kind of the same but kind of different at the same time.
Of course the most asked question was “Bila due?” because of the growing tummy that is growing more apparent as the days go by. Gone are the days where people wonder if I was just fat or pregnant. It’s unmistakable now that there is a human growing inside of me. Although these days it feels like the baby is performing some acrobatic show in the middle of my belly.
Went to the gynae’s office to check on the baby and alhamdulillah everything is well. I lost weight while baby gained about 200g. Issit you take all the rendang for yourself little bub?
Anyway, J and I are back in Sg now alhamdulillah and we’re back at work. Hope you had a happy and joyous Eid with your loved ones 😀
Before I fell and sprained my ankle in a drain. Lol.
Siti and I missed each other this Raya, she even took a photo of the shortbread cookies I made and sent it to me to prove that she was at my house. Lol.
They miss me, you can see it in their eyes. Totally.