We Love You, Baba

Father’s Day is celebrated in Scandinavia on the second Sunday of November which was this previous Sunday. Happy Father’s day to my own father and to my amazing husband who gets to enjoy two Father’s Days a year! But he deserves it! I want to dedicate this post to my dear husband and the father of my children.

Dear baba/isi,
On this Father’s Day we want to thank you for everything you’ve done for us. You are the world’s best dad!

baby feet fathers day saudi arabia

Thank you for being there for us from the moment you heard we were just a tiny little peanut growing in mommy’s belly. Thank you for helping mommy during her pregnancy and especially for taking natural childbirth classes with her and becoming a certified labor coach to help us come to this world. We are very proud of you. Thank you for being there when we first opened our eyes and saw you and mommy for the first time. Thank you for protecting us from all the unnecessary interventions at the hospital and for giving us a peaceful and safe journey and first few days into this world.

baby feet in shumagh

Thank you daddy for all the times you rocked us to sleep in your arms, even though you were so tired yourself. Thank you for all the hours you spent walking around trying to help us sleep and for the lullabies you sang to us. Thank you for reciting Quran over us when we were sick or tired and easing our discomforts. Your voice is like magic to us. Thank you for letting mommy sleep in on weekend mornings and for the special times we spent together playing.
Thank you baba for making me breakfast every morning and taking me to daycare. Thank you for all the fun times we spent at the park, sliding, climbing and exploring the places. Thank you for reading me a bedtime story every night, it is the best moment of the day when I get to lay my head on your shoulder and sleep. I will always remember those precious moments with my daddy. I love you baba you are my habibi.
Thank you baba for never ever loosing your temper with us and always having so much patience with us even if we were driving you up the walls.
Thank you isi for learning some Finnish language and for understanding how important our other roots and culture are. The best memories from summer are from our other home country with you at the summer house, thank you for taking us every year.
Thank you for all the kisses and hugs and love and affection you shower us with. They mean more than any gifts to us and make us the happiest and luckiest children in the world. When we are older we will take care of you. We love you always, daddy.
your Habibis


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  • NoorNovember 13, 2012 - 3:59 pm

    Ahh mashAllah what a sweet post. I want to email you about the blogher thing can you mail you so I can tell you more about it. I am horrid at texting.ReplyCancel

    • LaylahNovember 14, 2012 - 6:27 am

      Ok sure will do Noor!ReplyCancel

  • HudaNovember 13, 2012 - 2:58 pm

    Laylah! That is soooo sweet!!! I love it! And I especially love the part about becoming a certified labor coach! Too cool!ReplyCancel

    • LaylahNovember 14, 2012 - 6:26 am

      Thanks yes I love that part too lolReplyCancel

  • Bourne69November 13, 2012 - 8:38 pm

    This is just sooo adorable <3ReplyCancel

  • HebahNovember 14, 2012 - 1:22 am

    such a sweet postReplyCancel

  • Umm GamarNovember 14, 2012 - 2:43 am

    Mashallah so lovely! They say behind a great man is a great woman but I believe in vice versa too and I believe your husband is great and you are lucky my dear mashallah :) Happy Isi Day!ReplyCancel

    • LaylahNovember 14, 2012 - 6:27 am

      aww thank you :)ReplyCancel

  • IldiNovember 14, 2012 - 8:14 am

    We love you, Laylah! :)
    What a honest confess to your beloved husband! <3 I love your warm heart! Awesome post!ReplyCancel

  • AnonymousNovember 14, 2012 - 9:48 am

    It gave me tears in my eyes, so sweet..

  • Umm SameerNovember 14, 2012 - 5:31 pm

    Very beautiful text ! Your husband sounds an amazing father and you are so lucky for everything. Remember this and say alhamdullilah daily for all things God almighty granted you.ReplyCancel

  • AnonymousNovember 15, 2012 - 7:10 pm

    May God bless your father, husband, and all your beloved ones.
    If you don’t mind me asking, I would like to know more about the childbirth classes. I am pregnant now, and I had had a horrible experience in my first pregnancy and I ended up with a c/section. Are these classes offered here in Riyadh? Are they really beneficial ? Do you have any hospital or Doctor recommendation ? Sorry these are a lot of questions but I am really confused :).
    Thank you,

  • TarjaNovember 16, 2012 - 3:34 pm

    Kaunis kiejoitus, mashallah!ReplyCancel

  • AnonymousNovember 18, 2012 - 5:35 am

    I love this post! So heartwarming and I am glad you found such a great Saudi guy! I wish I could be as lucky in love as you are. Thanks be to God! : )ReplyCancel

  • RuBearNovember 18, 2012 - 7:26 am

    just ,,, здорово!
    thank you ..ReplyCancel

  • AnonymousNovember 18, 2012 - 4:08 pm

    Layla, can you please tell me where I can find this lake in Riyadh? GPS coordinates will be very helpful.ReplyCancel

  • sahara dashNovember 25, 2012 - 9:26 am

    I know this might sound stupid but are you married to a prince or is that a joke?ReplyCancel

  • AnonymousNovember 26, 2012 - 9:35 am

    That is so sweet:) May Allah always protect and bless your family. Ameen.ReplyCancel

  • FullestMay 21, 2016 - 11:58 am

    Hey Layla,

    I think you tried to use: showed, but you typed shower in line 2 (last paragraph) Good luck!
    I like your blog a lot.ReplyCancel

  • L.LORAMay 21, 2016 - 3:02 pm

    Hey Layla,

    I think you tried to use: showed, but you typed shower in line 2 (last paragraph) Good luck!
    I like your blog a lot. ?

    My bf is also SA … Hopefully we have a great outcome, too. You inspired us.ReplyCancel

  • FullestMay 23, 2016 - 5:52 am

    Hi Layla,
    I saw your reply.

    Thanks for your response)

    If I am logged in via Facebook, I can’t reply the post. Don’t know why Lol

    By the way, maybe you can delete my other post
    The one with L.LORA


  • FullestMay 23, 2016 - 6:01 am

    Hi Layla,
    I saw your reply.

    Thanks for your response)

    Anyway, I like your blog a lot.


  • FullestMay 23, 2016 - 6:04 am

    I prefer not to show my FB name .. you can reply to the other post L.LORA) and delete these XDReplyCancel

  • FullestMay 26, 2016 - 7:54 pm

    I tried. It didn’t work. It’s Okay)ReplyCancel

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