One hand around the ear and one thumb in the mouth
So you are ready to sleep-one hand around the ear and the thumb in the mouth. This was a temporary phase and you were out of this habit in about one year. After your birth i was scared of loosing you. One day I shouted at night s thought may be you were not breathing smoothly. I started putting you on myself while sleeping. Someone told me that children sleep easily as they can hear the heartbeat of their mother. It continued for at least the first year of your life.
Just look at your red palm. You were full of life Ali Farzan. You were short and slim in the first two years. But you were too active to negate any worries about your health. You made up for the slim frame in later years. You were growing rapidly in the last few months. I started looking at your biceps which were growing and reflecting the emerging strength. I saw them as if I was recording my son’s growth from a small boy to a big boy. I thought I will tell you later how I noticed your shift to adolescence. Your clothes were getting small as you had to leave them behind you.
Look at the raised brow. And I know why-because you saw Yasir taking the picture. The raise of brow was a sign of question. You dont know but you started speaking so late-at two years of age. Before that you took use of such expressions to convey the message. You were used to tell the whole story by moving hands, changing expressions and changing the tone of sounds of ‘aaan’. People asked me to take you to the therapist. I knew there was no physical hindrance in you to start speaking. It was all our fault. We tried successfully to transcribe all the stories you told and messages you gave using your expressions, sounds and gestures.
Its a different time in your life we are talking today. As nani said you loved listening to the stories of your childhood. I noticed interest reflected in your eyes about how you were in young age. I didnt tell you many but had many to tell you in later part of life. I love you Ali Farzan-even more than I loved when we were living together.