September 22, 2011


A'salaamu alaikum ya'll. Sorry I've been so quiet lately; our life is in a bit of upheaval, trying to get everything moved. It's really stressful trying to get things organized long distance.

Hudson is about a 15 hour drive from Knoxville; I have to find a way to get all my furniture, our clothing, Aaminah's toys, cooking utensils, etc down here. I found an apartment but unfortunately they do not have an opening until November.

We are staying with my friend Sr. Lisa right now, may Allah bless her. She had her baby boy, Bilal, a beautiful little guy masha'allah! I've been busy trying to help her, take care of Aaminah, get our things situated, see family and friends... really I am exhausted.

I have most of the things taken care of except for the physical moving. Ya Allah.. honestly I don't know what to do. A offered to pack my things, rent a truck, and even load it; masha'Allah that's very kind. However, I have to find someone to drive it down plus my van.

I am terrified at the thought of having to do that myself; I'm not sure why either. I've been driving for 20 years, it's not like I'm incapable. However, that 15 hour drive, especially if driving a moving van and towing a van!, is more than daunting.

If ya'll have any ideas for me, please share. Otherwise, I am just not sure what to do. :-)

Ma salaama...


Umm Mini said...

Wa alaykum salaam,

Good luck with everything!! Sorry I haven't been able to support you before. Have been busy.

Allah hafiz

Anonymous said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers, I imagine how hard it can be to move and the 15 hours drive would scare me too.
Maybe you have a good friend you could ask to come with you - at least you do the road but you're not on your own.
Is there no agency around your place that would organise home moving and could be of any help?

Wishing you all the best and in the mean time enjoy the time with your friend little boy - Congratulations to her!
take care.

simy said...

Asalamu alaykum ukhti,

Ive been missing reading your blog. hope you are well inshaAllah. i really wanna give you some advice but i dont know how i can help as im awful at packing/moving! the above suggestion sounds good, get a friend to join you on your long journey. Also are you planning to take your daughter on the journey also? the reason why im asking is because if you are im sure that will make you more nervous. a suggestion, maybe leave her with someone you trust who already lives in tenneessee? sorry im not good with advice xx

But i will promise you one thing, to make lots of duas for you. May Allah make it easy for you ukhti xx my parents are inshaAllah going on hajj so i will tell them to make plenty of duas for you too. i promise i wont forget inshaAllah.

love you loads and loads if i was living near you i would soo help u! xx

lots of love and duas
your sister
simy xxx

Umm Aaminah said...

Awww thanks sisters! Really it means the world to me and I appreicate and need all of your dua!!!!!

Love you ALL fi sabilillah!!!!

Banana Anne said...

I would totally love to be your companion on the drive down, especially since I'm so close to Hudson, but unfortunately I don't think I'd be able to take time off from school (unless we drove really fast and I got the first flight home). Because I am so close, though, please let me know if there's anything I can do to help insha'Allah. I mean it. Just send me an email or Facebook message or something.

Umm Aaminah said...

Anne, I'm speechless. Jazaki Allahu khair...can you say "hijabi road trip?"

I am sure that must be an oxymoron in some cultures. LOL ;-)

Whether you can physically help me or not, your support and love are invaluable. Ma salaama!

Um Zakarya said...

Assalamu Aleykum sis,

I would also suggest you to take a friend with you, or your brother or any family member who can drive, so you could share the driving part InshALLAH.
I totally know what you're going through and my heart is with you.

May ALLAH SWT make this move easy for you.Ameen!