April 27, 2010
Great news, masha'Allah tabarakallah!
A'salaamu alaikum ya'll. When last we spoke, I was a little down, missing my sons. Alhamdulillah the next day I received an email from my big sis which stated she was going to bring Zack and Alex up this summer when she comes to visit. I was on cloud 9! They were gonna come at the end of May which really thrilled me but because of scheduling conflicts (mainly for my busy boys) they can't come til August. Alhamdulillah just knowing they will be coming up is a huge relief to me.
Of course I want to go back home for a visit this summer but the kids here don't get out of school til almost the end of June. TN is HOT in July but of course that wouldn't stop me. I just have to try to figure out sleeping arrangements, etc. for our family of 6. :-) My husband isn't cheap with us masha'allah but I try to be frugal; the thought of renting hotels rooms for a week + is daunting. So I'll have to think and get creative. Hmm we could always go camping there; save a bundle. Not sure how the kids would feel about it tho. :-) I haven't been camping yet as a hijabi so I think that would be another special circumstance, trying to be modest and not destroy my abayaat with campfire cooking.
OK I just wanted to update you all. I am still doing my at home I.V. therapy. Insha'allah on May 14 they will pull my access tube and I will pray that Allah swt has removed this stubborn infection from me once and for all. Sisters, many of us don't appreciate what we have; I know as a younger woman I didn't think twice about being healthy; I took it for granted. Now of course I know to be more grateful to
Allah for his blessings so let's just say "alhamdulillah" and mean it!