Monday, July 05, 2010

My Tiny Little Nephew

Although I’ve seen a few of my cousins get born and grow up a little, but since they didn’t actually stay with us I never really got to handle a baby before. We all needed a big change in the family, and this big change comes in the form of a tiny little boy! Yup, he’s small, believe me, like a pet. He’s the first baby of my sister cum friend. We’ve all been waiting for this little bundle of joy for a long time now, and when he came to us two weeks ago, instantly the youngest member of the family became the most popular one!
As I’ve said before, I’ve had no previous experience with babies. The first few days I couldn’t even carry him properly, as soon as he came to me he would start to cry. But in a few days, when he first slept on my arms for more than an hour, I got to feel something I’ve never felt before. It was really amazing. I now have some sort of idea about how my uncles and aunts must feel for me; since I’ve grown up in their hands from an age my nephew is in now.
He’s been named Zubair Abdullah. Strange thing about his first name; his dad, me and my brother each individually thought of that very name without consulting each other! That’s too much to be a coincidence right? Zubair has now become the center of attraction of the whole family. I never was the idle sitting kinda guy, but now I could spend hours just staring at his magical face even when he’s just sleeping (he actually doesn’t do much other than sleeping and crying, so far). The innocent sweet face casts a kind of a spell on my eyes, they just get stuck on him.
Looking at him I can’t help but wonder how helpless a human child is. He can’t talk, he can’t tell us what he needs and when, he doesn’t have strength in his arms and feet. Yet, a group of grown-ups are always on their toes to fulfill all his needs. My dad was saying one day, this is the grace of Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala. Deep into the hearts of the people around the baby, The Almighty Allah injects the most important ingredient for the growing up of the child; love, pure and unconditional love.