September 15, 2011

Ummi is movin'

A'salaamu alaikum ya'll. So here's a bit of an interesting update: Ummi of Aami is moving. No not to wordpress, not to a private domain... I'm actually, physically, moving. Back home to Tenneessee. Alhamdulillah for it all.

I've missed my sons, my family, my muslim community here. I missed my volunteer activities at my masjid and I missed my job there, too, as the administrative assistant. I missed my muslim sisters here and the companionship and camaraderie we shared.

Alhamdulillah A and I had some issues in our marriage but my stance has not changed. I will never divulge private information that was at one time priveleged confidences between spouses. May Allah give him better in this life and the next, amin.

Of course we did not divorce in animosity; we are Muslims alhamdulillah and fear Allah so we have kept our discourses kind and have no ill will or feelings towards the other. I just ask that you all keep us in your du'a. You should also know I did not disclose our issues when they first occurred; it's just that I'm now comfortable informing you guys.

So of course I'll miss some things about Massachusetts; Aaminah and I lived in the cutest little town, Hudson. It was awesome in the winter, to experience the 3 foot high snow drifts and snow in the moonlight is something I wish everyone could experience in this life. The summers were muhajabat friendly too and sisters, ya'll know that's awesome!

But in the end, I wanna be home. Where snow is practically non-existant and schools close if 2 inches fall. Where snow falling in the moonlight is a rare occurence indeed and the summers send me running inside, to seek the comfort of an overworked A/C. Home is home and the rest simply doesn't matter.

So how will this affect UofA? Psssht ya'll must be kidding. I'll still be here, doing what I do, talking about mi vida loca, my children and family, my faith, food.... yeah you got it.

I love you all fi sabilillah!!! Ma salaama...


Asma Khan said...

Where ever you will be, Stay Blessed always.... :)

Rene´s Bare Essentials said...

salaam alaikum,

Family is where the heart is! I can tell how important family is to you and alhamdulillah you will now be close to all your loved ones. It saddens me that things didnt work out with you and your husband but I also know Allah is the best of planners and has something better in store for you, inshaAllah.
May Allah make it easy for you, ameen!

Mona Z said...

I wish you all the best on your move.

Um Zakarya said...

Assalamu Aleykum dear sister,

SubhanALLAH sister,I'm going through the exact same situation.

I've lost your email id, I'd love to keep in touch with you inshALLAH tho.

You can reach me there

jennysunshining at hotmail dot com

Lot of love.

HijabiMommy said...

Oh, sis, so sorry to hear that. Insha'Allah things are well for you now that you are midst family and close friends. Lots of love and duas for you and your family.

Kaighla said...

You know I love you girly. Let's talk/text soon, mk?

Anonymous said...


I dont mean to be rude, but why aren't your sons living with you? I just cant understand why you would leave your children to raise your husband children and your daughter. And if they didnt want to move, then YOU have to stay put for them.

From what you mention here, they havent been living with you for awhile. Its very strange to me.

Banana Anne said...

Wowza, that's a major update! I'm sorry that the marriage didn't work out, but Alhamdulillah that it sounds like you both chose to do it peacefully and with no hard feelings. Insha'Allah I hope that your life in Tennessee is filled with love, family, happiness, and sakinah, Ameen!

Muslim Convert said...

Salam Umm Aaminah
I didn't know you and A were having problems, inshAllah this move is for the best and it seems that's really where your heart is anyway.
Ha the weather in Tennessee sounds like my kind of place, I hate the cold

Umm Hamza said...

Salams sis. I actually found myself involuntarily tearing up after this post. :( Love you fi sabilillah! May Allah continue to bless you and your family, and empower you to stick to Al Mustaqim, and grant you better than that which you've lost (or mutually consented to parting with). Ameen.

♡ αmαℓ said...

Aww, I'm sorry things didn't work out for you and A :( But Alhamdulillah you are around your loved ones who can pick your spirit up. Stay strong, sis!

Aishah said...

Asalamu alaikum sis,

Wow, I will be keeping you in my duas sis. I am sorry about what you're going through. InshAllah Allah will make the move easy for you, and send a good husband of strong faith your way.

Bit of a selfish note though-I am sad we won't get to hang out before you head home. InshAllah, some day! Hugs to you and your little one.

DD said...

Alhamdulilah that you two parted ways amicably and your always in my dua. Love you fisabilillah <3

Umm Aaminah said...

Jazakum Allahu khair, my sisters, for your kind words. Aishah, can you imagine i actually thought about that? Really, I was like, Oh that sucks. :-)

Love you all fi sabilillah

LostFan said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your divorce but how wonderful that you'll be going home and will have the support of your family, friends, and community to help you process this.

This may sound strange (especially from a seemingly infrequent visitor), but you have done a lot for my Iman. I'm not the best Muslim, and feel mostly apathetic towards Islam these days. But reading about your good nature, optimism, and bravery have, I think, made me a bit less pessimistic and patient as well.