Have you had those times in life where you want to prepare and plan everything out? I know I have and when I can’t, it can be frustrating and worrisome. I’m in one of those moments now. I have about 1 week until I’m due with my 2nd child. Everyday I wake up wondering is […]
Have you had those times in life where you want to prepare and plan everything out? I know I have and when I can’t, it can be frustrating and worrisome. I’m in one of those moments now. I have about 1 week until I’m due with my 2nd child. Everyday I wake up wondering is this the day she will arrive? What else do I need to get done to prepare? The hardest thing for me now is the unknown of just not knowing when she will get here. Will it be today, tomorrow, next week?
It’s moments like these that also remind me that when raising an interfaith family, you can’t necessarily plan everything out. There will be many unknowns that you will deal with. That is why it is so important to have a strong foundation in your relationship. This way no matter what challenges or unknowns come across your path you are able to navigate them together. As I am waiting for this baby to come and watch my toddler play, I think about how we will continue to teach him and his soon to be baby sister both religions throughout their life and make sense of their multicultural family. I know that we have a lot of work ahead of us but then again that’s what a lot if parenting is.
One of the things that I find that helps me and gives me strength in times when I can’t plan and prepare for everything is actually my husband’s faith and strong belief in God. I admire the way it brings him calm and trust that everything will be all right. Although, I believe in God it’s not as natural or automatic for me to just let it be. I’m constantly analyzing and trying to figure everything out. I’m one of those people that likes to have Plan A, B, and C, just in case. So letting life happen and just letting it be, is actually something that takes work for me. Watching how my husband allows his belief and strong faith that Allah cares for you and will take care of things is something I admire. I don’t have that same sense of calm from my religious upbringing but I do hope that my children will follow after their father in that way. The way we teach and pass that down to them is something we will have to make a conscious effort to do.
Now it’s your turn:
What is one thing you admire in your partner? Share that with them again today and watch how focusing on that can help you to strengthen the foundation of your multicultural and interfaith relationship. (Click reply and let me know how it goes. I would love to hear about it)
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