10:08 AM

"My little April Fool"

Wrote: American Muslima Writer |

April my favorite month of the year.  Such a beautiful month filled with images of Flowers and fresh Spring Air. To start off the month is the best day ever, the day I was born.

For me, it is a day of renewal and refreshment.  I take stock of my life and decide where I need to go next.
This year I'm 26. I crossed the quarter decade line and have lived to see the other side, Alhamdulillah.

So for this special day I'd like to dedicate it to my Father, who still calls me "My little April Fool".

Daddy did you know?

Daddy did you know this day would change the way you looked at the world?
Daddy did you know this day would always shine brighter among the many?
Daddy did you know such a tiny thing could grow so tall?
Daddy did you know you'd always be my gentle giant?

Daddy did you know I'd endure such pain and overcome it,
Like a yellow flower blooming after seasons of rainstorms and frost?
Daddy did you know no matter my problem,
You never failed me, always having a solution?

Daddy did you know I'd dream of the stars?
Daddy did you know I look to your example to grow my own garden?
Daddy did you know on my day I'm thinking of you?
Daddy do you know how much I love you?

~Brandy April Chase (c) April 2010

Today I feel very happy. I get to go to the Park today for a Picnic and see all my friends. I wish I had a yellow hijab to wear, or a white one with yellow flowers on it. It's incredible I don't own a bright yellow hijab.... ah well... insha'Allah by next year I will.

Happy Spring everyone and insha'Allah this year shines Bright for you.

18 intelligent thoughts:

nidurali said...

good article and timely written


Jazakkallahu hairan

Elena Faletova said...

Very refreshing, thanks a lot!

Nicolette said...

Happy Birthday Brandy. I really liked that poem, I bet he misses you more than you know. Enjoy that park.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the beautiful poem! Yes, you are my little April Fool! But, lest someone think that is derogatory, it is not! It should be more properly said that you are my little April Fooler! Because you invariably fooled us in so many ways while you were growing up. Who would have thought when you were 8 that you would learn to be so wise and thoughtful. I miss you very much, and, hopefully, things will work out that you and your family can come back to America in the not-to-distant future. Now that I am retired it may be a very long time before we can afford to travel to see you.
Love you!

Jessica said...


I am Brandys dear friend and so thankful that she has you to lean on for support. My own Daddy is dead and I really could have used him right about now. But we all have God.

BIRTHDAY TO YOU BOTH! don't know who's more entitled to the joy the parent or child.


Texan in UAE said...

Masha'a'Allah beautifully written. May Allah give you many more years ameen

Anonymous said...

One of your brilliant poems my model writer!Hope ur life will be filled with yellow flowers ALL THE TIMES,and may God keep ur beloved father with his support and love.always know that u have a close sister though we share no blood.Lebanon misses u.I miss u,(u have no idea).Happy Birthday!

Salma said...

Have a good one sis. My Amira is going to be 11 in 14 days...she has us counting of course.

Lovely poem...maybe next year you'll have a bright yellow hijab, don't think I would look very good in yellow hijab, but you my dear would be pretty as a flower.

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Elena Faletova said...
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always in the kitchen said...

Happy Birthday! What a wonderful poem. I really enjoyed reading it.

naser said...

I'm glad that you've been a Muslim.
In fact, no matter what geographic region that we live in God, but believers in the world before the world had been friends with them and God has chosen for His servants.
Do you know Imam Ali. Ali son of Abu Taleb. Perhaps his familiarity with life's second big change is you. I would recommend you to this great man and his wife Fatima show very familiar.
Bye Amir from Iran

Habibe said...

Dear my sister
I'm glad to see you a real muslem.
I'm from Iran.
Would you please tell me if you have studied about shia?
please send me your response to

God bless you

American Muslima Writer said...

Niurali and Elena,

Thanks :) Glad you enjoyed.

American Muslima Writer said...

Thanks Nicolette,
Yeah he does miss me, and I miss him so much too.

I miss YOU also and your zoo :D
Say hi to your parents for me.

American Muslima Writer said...


I love you and I'm so glad you liked the poem!
Hehehe yes it's definetly not derogetory. I love it.
Aww I appreciate your wonderful words Daddy.
I hope I can come again to see you guys hopefully this year or the next depending on of course finances.
You're gonna love your spunky grandkids.
Miss you always,

Your April Fool :)

American Muslima Writer said...

Hehehe Yes Jessica,
Its good to have my parents to lean on when i need them. Exactly it's just as much the joy for the parents as the kids.


American Muslima Writer said...

Texan, AMin! and thanks so much.

Salma heheh congrats for your daughter too. Well not sure how nice Id look lol but it is sucha nice happy color.

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