Friday, October 02, 2009

Where to start?

I want to start by thanking everone for their kind words and well wishes. I hope that you all had a blessed Ramadhan and Eid.

As you all probably expected, I haven't had much time for my dear little blog. What's new, right?

We are working hard to become a family again and meshing our lives together after such a long difficult time apart. It's not always easy, but this was expected. However, it sure does feel great when things go right. We're still ironing out all of the kinks.

Little things like smelling my husband's cologne when I walk in the door from work just grab travels throughout the house. While my two men are still asleep in their beds, I inhale the cologne before crawling into a my not so big not so lonely bed. I find myself staring at him constantly, smothering him with hugs and kisses, asking him to look at recipes with me or test the food that I am cooking. Small everyday things that people take for granted that I had forcibly taken from my family over two and half years ago.

I find myself sitting on the sofa thinking about random things. When was that? Was he here when it happened? Was it before he left of after? It's all a blur. I have shed more tears in the two months since he has returned than I shed the entire time that he was gone. I cried for the loss of moments that we can never recapture. It's amazing how my husband left this little 3 year old baby and returned to a 6 year old man...he's a big boy now. He's loving having his baba back home. I have seen such positive changes in his attitude, behavior and demeanor in such a short period of time.

Please continue to pray for our family as we transition into this new chapter of our lives together.

I almost forgot to add that Abdu had his annual cardiology checkup a few weeks ago. Abdu's doctors played a huge part in the return of my husband, and the last appointment my husband attended was in 2006. The doctor was just so pleased to see my husband. She offered a congratulations and was happy that she could help. She noted many positive changes in Abdu's demeanor before giving us the great news ever. He had a CT scan and echocardiogram earlier in the day. She informed us that his heart has improved over last year in every possible way. All of his abnormal numbers have lessened. What this means is that although his aorta and valves are not normal, he is on the low end of abnormal....VERY MILD. Now instead of an annual check-up he can wait for two years. We couldn't be more happy!


Blogger AlabasterMuslim said...

Alahmdullilah alhamdullilah alhamdullilah! ALLAHU AKBAR! From the very deepest part of my soul, i pray that you and your husband and child (and the rest of your family) will never be apart from one another, ameen! And that he keeps you all healthy, AMEEN!

9:24 PM  
Blogger iMuslimah said...

Hamdullah it is good to hear from you! Im sure picking up the pieces isnt as easy as it looks. Im happy to hear that things are moving along, and that all is OK, especially with Abdu. Congrats on the good news about his heart, Allahu Akbar!

Assalamu alaykum & Im thinking about you!


10:19 PM  
Blogger Rainbow In The Grey Sky said...

Aslamu alakum sis
its really nice to read you again after so long and on a more happier note! Iam glad things are settling down and fab news about Abdou mashaAllah! Remember after the hardship comes the ease ..............praying for your well-being and happiness!

12:46 AM  
Blogger Umm Yehiya said...

Alhamdulileh, I am so happy for you.
These are beautiful things, and I love the way you write about them.
May Allah bless your family and fill your hearts with peace, love, and light. Ameen.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Safiyyah said...

Salaams Dear:

Alhamdulillah! So good to hear from you!

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalaamu alaikum sis,

I haven't blogged or read blogs very much at all since being pregnant and giving birth but am getting back into it now.

Thought I'd visit some of my old 'favourites' and see how people are doing.

Am so happy to come to your blog and read your fantastic news about your dh finally being inthe US with you and about AbdurRahman's good health. Alhamdu LILLAH!

Umm Ibrahim x

9:57 AM  

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