Saturday, June 14, 2008

Progress???

Sorry for being away so long. Life here is hectic. We're dealing with rising food and gas costs like everyone else. A big alhamdulillah for a good paying job and benefits. I know that not everyone is as lucky as we are.

For the first time in 14 months, I can start to see some progress. Slowly but surely we are moving forward and getting closer to the day my husband can come home. We found out yesterday evening that his interview at the Consulate in Algiers is scheduled for July 12. That doesn't mean that he will be on the first plane out. NO! It is actually the next step towards the second phase of waiting and sadly we don't know how long that phase will be. InshaAllah it will top out at another year MAX. We will wait to see how things go for a few months after tlhe interview and then we will start making some tough decisions. Where will we go? Algeria? Louisiana? Right here? Only time will tell.

My little guy is almost 5. In exactly two months he will reach a big milestone....a half decade. WOW! He is enrolled in kindergarten and will be starting Quran, Arabic and Islamic studies on Saturdays as well InshaAllah. MashaAllah I think he knows more Quran than I did for the first 3 years that I was a muslim. I hope that he keeps his love of learning forever.

I'm enjoying the start of my three day weekend and awaiting the arrival of my mom next week. Did I tell you all what she's doing? Well, she's taking my son to Disney World for 5, that's right FIVE, weeks. He has never been away from me longer than overnight. He is super excited and I am so happy to be able to get decent sleep. I will also be taking my Boards to get my certifications while he is gone. I also hope to do a little bit of cleaning/organizing/throwing out of our junk while he is gone too. I will fly to Florida to pick him up the first week of August.

Please continue to keep us in your prayers, and as always you are in mine as well.

14 Comments:

Blogger Safiyyah said...

May Allah (swt) reward your patience/Ameen.

Happy to hear that you'll soon be having some time to yourself. Have fun!

6:04 PM  
Blogger UmmAbdur-Rahmaan said...

Alhumdullilah...

12:57 PM  
Blogger Solace said...

I really, really hope phase 2 won't be as long as phase 1 and that you will be with your husband sooner rather than later.

May Allah be with you with your exams! Your son is going to have a lovely time in Disney World!

2:17 AM  
Blogger pixie said...

Asalaam Alaikum, I just came across your blog and I'm so sorry that you and your family has to go through this. You'll be in my duas.

5:16 AM  
Blogger Miss Muslimah said...

Insha'allah it will all be over soon.....

Enjoy your 5 weeks off! masha'allah!thats a little while there! You're little man is going to LOVE disney,I cant wait to take mine when he gets a little older.

3:45 PM  
Blogger Miss A said...

An interview? Sweetness. Although it may not be the end yet, progress in these situations is definitely good. Keep positive.

Wow, five weeks away! Abdu is going to have so much fun. I hope you can get what you need from his time away.

Take care

4:29 PM  
Blogger UmmAbdurRahman said...

MissA yup the interview. aaaahhhhhh the interview. We've been waiting forever for this. I actually heard that even for marriage/fiance petitions in SOME countries it can take up to a year for the interview. Normally you would give your proof of marriage/relationship/intent to marry and they can approve or deny. Only difference here is that my husband will be told he's inadmissable. He'll hand in his lovely little waiver packet..and then we wait.

Today he actually said he feels relieved. Although it will be a while longer he feels like he can breathe just a little bit easier knowing that the interview is scheduled. Alhamdulillah. I know it's hard on him too.

MISS MUSLIMAH:
thanks for that. This will be his 4th visit to disney and he's already told my mom where he wants to go and what he wants to eat. Each time he's gone he has like it more and more. When he went at age 3, it was the most fun out of all his trips. He was just old enough to understand where he was and really enjoy it.

8:47 PM  
Blogger ummi said...

Salam sister, I bet every body that read this blog will make du'a for you. Just a bit of words. Tell your husband don't forget to read Yassen after fajr in the morning of interview. It's good to actually done it everyday. But, as that important day, please don't forget. Insya Allah as Allah promise Yaseen after fajr will make our day easy that day.

Nothing will come between us and Allah. Insya Allah. MAke du'a.

4:22 AM  
Blogger Cindi said...

The whole immigration thing is so irritating! We waited almost 4 years for my MIL and FIL to get their green card approval with visas to come here. Insh. it will happen quickly for your husband!

5 weeks of no child? Wow! What I wouldn't give for some lazy mornings not having an attack of girls at 6am. Enjoy your time to yourself and good luck on your certification!

4:12 AM  
Blogger Solace said...

I am tagging you! Forget about all your worries and share some info with us:

Here are the rules:

1. Link the person(s) who tagged you.
2. Mention the rules on your blog.
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them.
5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged bloggers’ blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged.

2:07 AM  
Anonymous Safiya Outlines said...

Salaam Alaikum,

You are in my du'as and I pray you will be reunited soon.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Yosra said...

Asalamalaykom UmAbdu,

We could actually coordinate a playdate in July. Email me. I might not be around by the time you reach in August.

Wish you all the best.

7:56 PM  
Blogger Umm Ibrahim said...

Assalaamu alaikum,

Insha'Allah the outcome for your dh will be good and you will all be reunited soon sis.

5 weeks in Disney World?? Wow, masha'Allah! Hope your son has a great time insha'Allah!

2:30 AM  
Blogger iMuslimah said...

Assalamu alaykum,

Thanks for stopping by, fellow lab-er.

How was your time away your little guy? What was it like? I imagine difficult.

How were your boards????? I hope inshaallah you aced them ;)

My return to work has been an adjustment, but its working out alhamdulillah. I miss my son so much. Hes getting cuter and cuter each day.

Hope all is well with you and yours.

Salaam!

9:19 PM  

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