Part 250 – A Little Bit Of Introspection & A Whole Lot Of Love

As narrated by Maariah

One tiny smile at my hubby when Nemo spoke about babies, and all of them were already deciding names and how much time we would have to allow each of them to spend with him or her every week!

It was cute though and I am pretty sure that our baby would be a very lucky one indeed, except that there was no baby! I had smiled at Immy because we had spoken about it just that night and it was purely coincidental that the topic came up today.

I would love to have babies but right now, I was more looking forward to having a good holiday! The day after Aara’s wedding, Immy and I were booked for the Seychelles for a week and then we were off to Italy for ten days. I would be attending a 3 day culinary workshop so we decided to extend our stay. Who knows when we would be able to go again..

And with all the weddings one after the other, everyone was a little too zombified! And now with just one to go, life would then settle down again and everything would be back to normal.

After a mega blast karaoke night at Zoheb’s, courtesy of Zaeem, and two days of shuffling around with kunchas for the wedding , I was exhausted!

I smiled to myself as I folded Immy’s shirt…how amazing is life. I never thought that I’d be this happy, ever. But no matter what we do in our lives, the good and the bad, with sincere repentance, everything can change.

What will we be remembered for anyway? What do we leave behind? Do we want to be known for the wrong that we did or for rectifying it?

All our lives are an hourglass…and the sand is falling, slowly but surely…


As narrated by Laeeka :

Tiny streaks of sunlight streamed through the curtains, dancing across the glistening silver and white tiles of our bedroom. Our bedroom. How weird is that! I looked up at the ceiling and marvelled at it yet again. I don’t think that I would ever get tired of it! Riza had designed the ceiling to resemble a window and adorned it with down lights and optic lenses that bounced a variety of different colours of each other…erupting in a fusion of colours that changed according to the lighting of the room. It was a sight to behold and I found myself catching my breath a good few times already in the three days that we had been here.

We were fortune enough to have our own place and didn’t have to go to a hotel on the night that both of us were joined in nikah. Life has since then, been glorious!

I turned myself to face my adorable husband, as he lay peacefully in the land of dreams. His face looked so angelic when he slept that I didn’t have the heart to tickle him out of his slumber, and so I tiptoed out of bed, freshened up and made my way into my stunning kitchen.

And then I did what all of us do…lol…I started stalking everyone’s profiles and statuses

Zoheb….”Can Friday just be here already! ”

I chuckled to myself. Shame, he was missing Aara way too much!

Arshad…”When Mrs. Kazee treats me to breakfast in bed πŸ’œ”

Oh myyyy! Well done Zainab!

Nemo…” I hope you choke on those pancakes A! ”

Lmfao! I take it that Aara was eating pancakes made by Aunty Salma and she sent Nemo a picture of it….or probably of her hogging it!

Immy….”Wedding week!…Again πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚”

Lol! I feel you Immy!

And now what were my girls up to….

Zainab….#hubby #lovehimtobits #honeymoondays #newlymarried

Lolllll! Does Zainab know that this is Watsapp and not Instagram? ???

Maariah…”packing and planning for fun days ahead ”

Awww Maripops…They hadn’t had a chance to have a honeymoon because after they got married there was such drama in our lives!

Aara. …”Mom’s delicious pancakes!!!ALL FOR ME ”


I made myself a cup of coffee and skyped Aara. Within a few minutes, Aara was smiling back at me with a stuffed mouth!

“salaams sunshine! I missssss youuuuu! “, I laughed

“You pretty lil liar you! “,Aara grinned

And now it was my turn to grin..” is it that obvious…”

“I don’t blame you babe…enjoy every second of it “, Aara said, as she took another bite of her pancake and made my tummy rumble…

“It’s surreal Aara…. I didn’t know that it would be so so wonderful! If only I married him sooner ”

“Oolala “, she laughed, “the whole wife thing really suits you Laeeks! I mean look at you, you’re glowing !”

“Thank you thank you “, I said, batting my eyelashes, “so how’s everything going on your side with only two days left before your big day ”

” It’s going great actually, mom’s just fantastic and everything is coming together soooo beautifully”, she smiled, “i just can’t wait! ”

I laughed at her cheesiness…tough Aara was now as soft as a marshmallow!


“Nothing…you know that the glow is also on you hey”, I teased

Aara smiled, with sticky syrup on the edges of her lips, and reminded me of a five year old!

“Laeeks…” , she said softly…”I’m so worried about Nemo ”

“I know you are…but he’s a big boy Aara and I know for sure that he wouldn’t want you worrying about him when you’re about to get married ” ,I said, trying to reassure her when I was worried about the very same thing

“You know what I mean. ..”

I took a deep breath in. “I know Aara but…This is what is meant to be sweetheart, and you need to let go a little ”

“He’s going to be all alone and all of us are leaving for our honeymoons at the same time…”

“No need to worry about that Aaarooo “, I smiled, “Riza and I discussed it already, and we both decided that we would leave when all of you get back. He’s using the work excuse and so am I..”

Aara stared at me for a few seconds, and then smiled. She knew why we did it. And she knew that we did it from our hearts.

“Did you see what the Queen of Sandton wore to my wedding??”, I chuckled, trying to change the subject

The “Queen of Sandton” was a very distant cousin of mine, and none of us really liked her because she was so…HER!

“O My Gosh how could I not, I mean I think people living in the North Pole could see her dude…her outfit was SO bright!!”, Aara laughed

And within a few minutes we were discussing most of the ladies wedding outfits (bad, I know..but we couldn’t help it) laughing our heads off at some, and complementing those that were to die for!,when a familiar face on the other side of the screen winked at me and motioned for me not to say anything. And one by one, while Aara was talking to me, her pancakes started disappearing until there was nothing left. I laughed hysterically as he made bunny rabbit ears behind her head and ducked each time she turned to look behind her!

“Laeeka are you okay? “, Aara asked, raising her eyebrows at me

“No…not really “, I laughed

” BOOOOO! !!!”, he screamed behind her and Aara was so stunned that she fell off the barstool that she was sitting on!

As narrated by Nemo :

I know that I said that I would come only on Friday and that I didn’t want to be a part of Team Bride. But I couldn’t resist.

I still didn’t have the courage to give her away, nor did I have the strength to be a part of her team, but the thought of spending what will possibly be my last day with her as my best friend before she got married , is what made me impulsively fly down to Durban this morning.

And well Maa’s pancakes was a perfect bonus! I had updated my status not very long after I had landed, so no one suspected a thing!

I was here to surprise her but now I couldn’t stop laughing!!!! I laughed so hard that I couldn’t even help her to get off the floor because each time that I put my hand out to her , I would erupt into another fit of laughter!

“That’s very nice of you idiot! “, Aara scowled

“That was such a classic fall! ! How do you always just fall down???”, I said while STILL laughing

“Whatever “, she said, rolling her eyes at me

I laughed a little harder, before I finally made it to help her up, and then laughed again!

“Sorry”, I mumbled

“Haha…right”, Aara said, and looked at me with a fake angry face and then she too started laughing!

……but when she looked at her empty plate, I had to stick my fingers into my ears because I am pretty sure that her screams echoed throughout the whole of Durban North!

This last day was surely going to be epic!!!!




What do you think you will be remembered for??? Share your thoughts:))

Much Love,



29 thoughts on “Part 250 – A Little Bit Of Introspection & A Whole Lot Of Love

  1. Aara an Zoheb’s wedding week!! πŸ’ƒπŸ» I was so waiting for this from the very first day Zoheb made his entry into this group! No lies 😜 Can’t wait for more!! Riza and Laeeka are just so sweet man! I wish I had friends like these!! Don’t they want to adopt me in their group permanently? πŸ˜‚ Shazia more please!! Can’t wait for more!! You know it’s bad when you even check for posts even though you subscribe for email updates πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚


  2. I enjoyed it shaaz….. And their friendship is goals bruh!!! Riza and laeeqa are too sweet (not like the others aren’t) for words.

    Nemooooo!!!! How did Aara not seeee it lol.

    Really thought maari pops would be preggies, but they defo deserve that break.

    Anyway…. That Q? I don’t know… X_X. Slyness maybe πŸ˜‰ ( ayaaz, Zaheer πŸ˜‰ loll)


  3. Awww,JazakAllah loadz 4 blessing us w/such an awsum upd8 :)Myyy neeemmmooooo!!!Shame his so swt,I wish he was in luv w/me instead:/ (u no he cud be ………*cough* *hint hint* *cough cough*πŸ˜‰)Riza & Laeeka r soo cute & swt & jus well awsum,4 dlayin dey honeymoon 4 nemo!!I wiah i had such friends!!ohhh btw dd u pass on my msg?? *gves u a suspensive luk* (wait is de evn such a luk??mehh oh well……de is nw)Shaaazzzzz pweeaassseee upd8 soon!! Pweeeasseeee w/chocolate shavings on top,pweeeaaaaseee*puppydogface* I’ll evn hlp u type see I’m jus dat generous πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰I swear u’v gt me hooked so bad,2 da point dat I chk my fone mre den 5 tyms a day 4 an upd8!!Anywu I thnk I’d probz b remembered as a crazy,creepy obsessive nemo stalker,kiddin *whispers 2 nemo* “I’m nt a creepy stalker I swear I jus happen 2 harbour a vast amount of undying luv 4 u!!(qk question:do I need 2 vis a psychologist??or is it normal 2 luv sum1 as much I luv nemo??)On a srs note tho I reli hv no idea wat I’d b remembered 4,I haven’t reli given it thot I guess (wen I do find out tho u’ll b da 1st 2 no shaz πŸ˜‰ see I jus luv u dat much….ryt so nemo’s myn? RYT???ok lemme shut up nw & go slp,chocandy land is callin,soo nyt & dnt let da bedbugs byt!! Taaaataaaa βœ‹ *signature lunatic wave* Tc,


    • Woaaah 😲😲😲😲 our resident creepy stalker it’s uuuuuuuu! Lol ur comments kill me kassum! Nemo says hi n asks if u can have a dhaiwara on his behalf πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


  4. Awwwww this is making me all emotional again :’) Laeeka and Reza are extremely sweet together oh my ❀ Zainab and Arshad too :*
    Omg Italy! Immy and Mari should definitely consider taking me along πŸ˜› ..but I wouldn't want to spoil a couples honeymoon so rather another time πŸ˜‰
    Aww my baby Nemo 😦 My heart breaks and melts for him πŸ˜₯ I really will keep him for me :')<3
    Beautiful as always Shaz!


      • Ohhhh that would be delightfully delicious πŸ˜› my mouth is now watering too ! That delicious cheese crust hmmm πŸ˜› ohh and let’s not forget, checking out some gorgeous young Italian guys πŸ˜› ❀


  5. oooh mahhnnn I wanted a baby 😦 but it’s okay. Hmm I want pancakes too mahn!! Even me I’m worried of Nemo 😦 and I hope he’ll be okay.. I’m always just a dm away okay Nemo πŸ˜‰ looool but that was a pretty cool surprise sir πŸ˜€ enjoy your last day with your best friend..I feel like crying.

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  6. Salaams sister,
    Hope you are in the best state of health and Imaan.
    Few questions:
    1) Do you have this story prewritten or do you just open wordpress and start blogging?
    2) Is Sabeeha from LLD or is her main story another blog?
    3) Do you have a recording of your interview, as I was unable to listen to it at that time?
    Keep up the excellent work. Shukran. Wslm πŸ™‚ ❀


    • Ws…*clears my throat * lol…sorryyyy this feels like an interview and I feel like neatening my hair n getting dressed 4 thisπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€


      1. It is prewritten in my head, but not every single detail. The major things r prewritten like the marriages the ending etc.but no everything else isn’t. It’s what I think about randomly or things that inspire me that make their way into my head. All my posts r written on my phone and I just copy and paste it to WordPress when it’s ready

      2. Sabeeha is from the blog Surti diaries, she is a guest character in lld as part of the wedding special. You should check out Surti diaries, it’s pretty amazing

      3. I don’t have the podcast yet but one of my friends was kind enough to record it.i will email it to u insha Allah

      Jzk 4 your kind words 😘

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  7. I love this blog… So I have been following it for a long time but this week I decided to read it from start to this post and I enjoyed every bit of it. You are truly a very very talented writer and LLD was exactly what I needed to cheer me up! 250 posts already and I hope there are many many more


    • Thank you! This comment made my day! Lld is a feel good blog n I’m glad that it still succeeds in making ppl smile 😊 250 posts! And so many long ones too! Lol…There are I would say about 50-60 posts before lld ends..maybe a little less. Rem me in ur duas and make special dua please for lots of baraka in my time then I can post more often πŸ™ˆ


  8. Shazooo such an awesoooome post..
    Well no surprises there.. only the best from the best πŸ˜™
    Awwh maariyah and immy are soo cute and hmm a baby would just complete it up πŸ˜‰
    Cant wait for Aara and Zoheb to tie the knot 😍😍
    Hmmmm i guess i shall be remembered for my love for Zoheb πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ˜™πŸ˜™


  9. Mahn☺️all these people are wanting nemo πŸ™†πŸ»If only they new he already got married😏😏😏😏
    πŸ™ŒπŸ»this post was boss😎😎😎thank you😘
    I want pancakes now😭and a baby too😌and I want a stunning kitchenπŸ’ƒπŸ»you make us want too much πŸ˜ŒπŸ‘πŸ»
    πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»Thanks for the lovely post 🐣🐣🐣🐣love your descriptions of the roofπŸ™ŒπŸ»


  10. Amazing post…. Everything is described so well I have this whole movie in my head as I’m reading lol. I feel so bad for nemo…I wonder what’s going to happen to him…

    A Silver Lining


  11. I love this blog. It’s amazing. I am an English teacher and honestly your writing captivates me. I love every character. And neemo is my favβ™₯ however I love that Aara chose Zoheb. It makes it so unpredictable . Love love love this blog

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