Please pardon this interruption in the regularly scheduled sarcasm.
2009 has been a tough year for a lot of people. Riaz and I feel so blessed to have had such an amazing year in the middle of so much difficulty. Aiman has been such a wonderful gift. His arrival not only gave us a perfect, marvelous little person – but also brought us so much family this year – and for that we are incredibly grateful.
My mom came for the birth. She was such a help (and such a great photographer!)
Claire and Liam arrived when the little guy was just a week old. Liam was a natural!
When Aiman was a month old, Riaz’s parents arrived and were here for three months. I got more sleep than any new mom should because they were here and I will be forever grateful for their love and generosity.
My baby sister came for a short visit. I’m so glad she got to meet the little guy!
Aunt Naz came and stayed for two weeks. It was fabulous to see her and I hope she makes her visits a yearly event (hint hint!)
Finally, Auntie Monie was here for a few weeks and Aiman loved all of the attention!
Thank you to all of our family and friends who made this year such a full and memorable one. We love you all so much.