It is exciting to see Hibah grow and become an independent person right before me. Two small things happened but yet very moving, at least for me.

     First off, I asked Hibah if she wanted to come with me to the Friday prayers. These start with a lecture that is usually not too exciting and then a short prayer at the end. All in all, it takes about 45 minutes. Hibah said no, understandably. I responded that I get bored without you. Her response, “Well I get be bored with you.” I could not stop laughing.

     Second event. I study in the basement where it is naturally cold so I have socks and a fleece pullover that I take off in my bedroom upstairs. Hibah noticed this and was asking why I was wearing such things when it was soo hot outside (it was in the mid 80s). I explained to her why I wore it and told me I should leave the pullover and socks downstairs where I study so I always have it when I need it.
     That is what I do now. As far as I can remember, that is the first piece of real advice she has given me.