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November 07
12:46 2017

Your arrival has spearheaded a wave of happiness and joy to both your immediate and extended family.

You may be the fourth child and the youngest, but you’re just as valued and cherished as your siblings.

You join a family that is already laden with love, humour and adventures. You have been blessed with supportive and loving parents that will nurture you unconditionally. They won’t clip your wings or burden you with preconceived or unrealistic expectations. Rather they will promote empathy and a growth mindset so that you feel empowered and protected as you start out in the world.

So you arrived in this changing and chaotic world on 6/11/17. True, there’s much unrest and instability in the world – that I can’t deny. But there’s hope and optimism too. That is one of the complexities of the times we live in… Hope refuses to be extinguished by adversity.

I’m proud to be your aunt. I sincerely and warmly hope life fills you up with contentment and peace.

May God protect you always. May you make an inspiring difference in the world.

May you always live your life enthusiastically.

Notice the small things in life Ayla.

By Mussarrat Shaheen
© 2017

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  1. Asha
    Asha November 07, 13:21

    This is so heartwarming and beautiful.

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