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.



Blogger Solace In Islam said...

And Insha'Allah next year this time you, your son and your husband will be together.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Rainbow In The Grey Sky said...

yes ameen to Solaces' duas you will be together soon ameen.

10:59 AM  
Blogger jana z. said...

so much can happen in the course of a year dear sister. alhamdulillah you still have your family though.

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Safiya Outlines said...

Salaam Alaikum,

Insha Allah, you will be back together soon and the only wrinkles that will increase will be your laughter lines :)

2:23 AM  
Blogger Ines said...

Alhamdulilah you are still strong. May Allah keep you always strong no matter what the tests may be, ameen.

5:27 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Awe...I love this sweet post sister. Inshallah time heals all wounds. I feel like you are so close to an endpoint with this. But, how close would you say you are, or is it anyone's guess? Love you lots.

9:19 PM  
Blogger UmmAbdurRahman said...

Lisa, I honestly have no clue. We could be up for a decision at the end of this month. However, that is just an estimate and they are not bound by that timeframe. It could still be many more months.

Last week my husband I were chatting and he casually asked if I realized I was in Algeria this time last year. Of course I did!. He said he can't believe that he's been gone almost two years already and how he never thought he would make it his far. Also, he said if we can make it through this we can make it through anything inshaAllah. It's only from Allah that we could do this, and for tha I'm so thankful.

2:01 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

You are such a trooper and you have been an endless inspiration sister. I remember how hard it was when husband had waited 5 years for a green card, and we had no clue when or if it would come through. I'm really amazed by your perserverance, and pray that the end is near. Not knowing is the hardest part it would seem. Still in my duas and much love.

5:54 PM  

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