Awash tries fasting

“Can I help you in the kitchen, please mother? I will be very, very careful! I can wash the dishes.”
Mother looked at me and smiled. “Awash, you are going to do something special today. You can prepare something traditional.”
I am speechless with delight!
Just before the Iftar the kitchen comes alive – it gets loud and exhales aromas of many kinds. There is so much of joy.
“Alhamdillulah,” said grandmother under her breath as if she could hear my thought.