My Son has a Birthday today.

In 1978, today…. my son Sayeed was born. I was hoping for him to be born on the 14th, then we would have birthdays of the four of us, on January 11th, September 12th, March 13th and December 14th. But Sayeed loves his sister too much, and decided to have the same date birthday.

I was the pathologist at the hospital, and was feeling some contractions all day while I was in the office. So I decided to go up to the fifth floor, have myself checked, come back downstairs and finish some more work. Finally the Czechoslovakian Obstetrician told me to go upstairs and get admitted.  Mohamed was at the other hospital, and he was informed by the nurses that I had admitted myself.
Sayeed came a few hours later.

What a grand moment that was when I was told that I had a boy. Now I had the best of both the worlds. A beautiful daughter, and a handsome son.

Today he turns 38. here are a few pictures of him.


At age two, blowing out the candles.


Loved trucks— or anything with wheels! ALL THE TIME!


In grade three when he took part in the skip rope marathon. Guess who joined him!! I love this picture of him with me.


He has been the School Board President since 2015. This year was special because he not only delivered the commencement speech again, but he was there to see Noah Aschemann (Saadi’s son) graduate. Here he is speaking to the students and the audience, and in the next photo, hugging Noah as the graduates came up to the stage.


Such a special moment for all of us. I love this picture. And now he is 38 years old.

Just got back from his home after a lovely birthday dinner which Shelley had gone to so much trouble to make.
Happy Birthday Son.

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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34 Responses to My Son has a Birthday today.

  1. slmret says:

    Love that shot of you jumping rope with Sayeed 🙂 !

  2. Zakiah says:

    Thank you Janet. I just saw your comment on xanga too. Have been thinking of you a lot. Hope your trip to SB was good. I should be more free after this weekend. Shall write to you then. Love and hugs.

  3. Tree says:

    Happy Birthday to your son!

  4. Oh wow – Happy Birthday to Sayeed! I hope you’re doing well. 🙂

  5. Happy Birthday to Sayeed!!! 🙂
    I’m glad you got to make more special memories with him this year on his birthday!
    (Someone who is special in my life shares a birthday with Sayeed! I find that to be cool! 🙂 )
    HUGS!!! 🙂

    • Zakiah says:

      Thank you so much. Hope you got more of the Christmas things done and your husband was out of the house for sometime!!

      • mrswrangler says:

        Husband has been in the shop for days working on a toy box. He has been in a better mood since then. I got a few things done today. Mostly a lot of baking. Tomorrow I have two presents I have to finish.

  6. marica0701 says:

    Happy birthday to him! And I love that photo of the two of you jumping rope 🙂

  7. whyzat says:

    That’s a great picture of you jumping rope. It must be great to see your kids be successful and know that you had a hand in it.

    • Zakiah says:

      Such a nice comment. Thank you Dian. Sayeed has been very special. Just an amazing young man. But when he was littler, between the ages of three and seven or eight, i used pray that he would grow older so he won’t be that mischievous!!
      I am very proud of my children the way they have matured into such fine young individuals.

  8. Love all the pics but especially the one of you and your son jumping rope. Please send him my Birthday wishes. He is, indeed, very handsome still.

  9. Zakiah says:

    Elizabeth, I hope your dad is doing very well.

  10. beowulf222 says:

    Absolutely love the picture of you and your son jumping. Wonderful capture of the moment.

  11. Like januet i like very much the photo of you jumping rope with your son.
    You can be proud og yout family, Zakiah.
    Belated happy birthday to Sayeed.
    Love ❤

    • Zakiah says:

      Yes, I like that picture too Michel. Thank you for your kind wishes for my son. Hope all of you are doing very well. Best of holidays to you and your family.

    • Zakiah says:

      Michel, thank you so much for the beautiful card with the two robins. I loved it so much that I painted it. I will take a picture and send it to you by email.

  12. ruth7933 says:

    Happy Birthday to your son and I love the photo of you jumping rope with him also.

  13. r_hsw says:

    happy bday to sayeed!

  14. How are you doing, SweetZ!?
    I hope you and your precious family had a wonderful holiday season and beginning to the new year! 🙂
    I finally put up my Happy New Year’s post and now I’m trying to catch up on reading and commenting posts…It’s been a super busy past two weeks for me!
    2017 HUGS!!! and ❤ 🙂

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