A'salaamu alaikum ya'll. I am really excited because I AM GOING TO SEE MY BOYS! I get to go to home to Knoxville, Tennessee Oct. 4th thru the 16th. I was just gonna stay for a week but A said I should stay 2-3 weeks. He understands how much I miss my sons and family. However, I don't want to be away from him that much so I thought 10 days was sufficient.
To be honest I am looking forward to a mini-vacation; not from my husband no! just from the 24/7 responsibilities of a large family. I am grateful, I am, but to be with my sons, my family, my sisters in Islam, to go to MY masjid again. I am looking forward to seeing all that is beloved and familiar to me. Can I get an "alhamdulillah!"
On a totally unrelated note, I just discovered (via A) that my keyboard can "magically" convert to other alphabets. Who'da thunk it? So with a tap of the mouse pad, you can switch between English and Arabic. I just need to find the clear stick-on Arabic letters to place on the keyboard now. I am trying to teach A how to type so insha'allah this will be a help to him so he can explain himself in his native tongue.
We received a package from overseas for Eid. It was so sweet but everything with the exception of Aaminah's stuff was too small. I felt bad for the girls but alhamdulillah it's hard to get the right sizes unless you take a measuring tape with you. Which I would but just because I've had so much experience in getting the wrong size.
So we are now the proud owners of several really cute Moroccan-style djelabas for little girls. It would take Aaminah til she was 7 or 8 to fit but they are super cute. Hmmm.. what to do. Oh and we got the funky little pointy-toed shoes to go with every outfit. Maybe I'll give them to my friend Lisa for her little cutie Aliyah whose 5. I think she could probably wear them.
Alright I need to go, just wanted to share my good news with ya'll. :-D