Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The answer we've been waiting for

This past Saturday, I marked the two year anniversary of my husband's departure. My family and friends have faithfully stood by my side, and they held my hand that day to help me get through it.

All of our prayers have finally been answered. Today, I found out that my husband has been approved! I can't say anything. I've been screaming, crying, jumping, praying, and thanking Allah with every single breath.

I have happiness and a sense of peace inside of me that I haven't felt in a long time. I've had dreams about this day. How would we find out? How would my husband react? He was actually the one to call and tell me. I fell to the floor crying upon hearing the sweetest words, "Honey, we're approved." He sounds so relieved. I can hear it in his voice.

First and foremost, all praise and thanks to Allah for reuniting my family. Thanks to everyone, all of my brothers and sisters, in the real and blogging worlds. Your thoughts, prayes, and kind words have gotten me through this trial. May Allah reward you all greatly for what you have offered us. Ameen.

Saturday, April 04, 2009


Isn't it amazing how quickly time passes? At this time last year, I was enjoying a glorious two weeks with my husband. I was able to meet my extended family for the first time. I was able to explore everything that is Algeria. I was able to be a wife again. My son was able to have his father again. We were a family.

So much can change in a year, and yet so much is still the same. I am a wife. My son does have a father. We are a family. Just a different family. A family separated by an ocean, but still going strong.