Salam and hello friends!
I had no intention of getting to this post or series until later in the summer, but yesterday something happened that really touched my heart in multiple ways. So to get into the backstory, I was at the park with my daughter and she was doing her thing. I noticed an unfamiliar face in our tiny park: scarf-wearing youngish girl with a toddler, roughly the same age as Liyana. I walked over and said Salam and asked her in urdu if she was new to the neighbourhood and how old her daughter was. She told me that they had moved into one of the houses (10 or so houses down from ours) on our street and the toddler with her was her youngest sister. I immediately apologized for the misunderstanding and we continued to chat.