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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Keeping Busy

Salam alaikum sisters!

Where should I start?

My mother came to visit at the end of May. It was so nice to see her again, and it was the first time for her to meet my daughter, her granddaughter, Hamida. The first day of her visit we stayed home since it was memorial day and everywhere would be crowded and busy. Tuesday we had a girls day out and went to a private salon to get our hair done. After that we picked up the slaughtered sheep for the aqeeqah, dropped it off to the folks who we hired to cook for the aqeeqah. Wednesday the aqeeqah was a success, alhamdulilah, and we had a lovely time  visiting with our friends and having mommy met everyone. Thursday, we all went to the zoo and when we returned home later that evening, went to the mosque. It was so cute seeing my mom in hijab (yes she came with us). Friday we just shopped the sales. I forgot what we did saturday. Sunday we went to the beach, then that night went to the mosque. Monday we went to St Augustine. Tuesday mommy left, and I miss her so much. :-(

Then, before I knew it Ramadan came. Before Ramadan I started attending the mosque more regularly,  I try to go two days every week. Anyhoo, back to Ramadan, I was able to fast every other day, alhamdulilah.  For those of you who may not know, I have never been able to fast since I converted because my pregnancies have always been during ramadan, subhanallah. Alhamdulilah,  ramadan was wonderful. I had iftar at my home, went to my friends for iftar, went to the mosque for iftar. It was lovely. It was very nice to get more involved in the community. Since I converted I had never been able to find my spot, but alhamdulilah,  I am making a place here, for the sake of the children.

I have also been making clothing alterations for some sisters in the community here. Sometimes I tease myself with the idea to open an online shop with some items but in the end, I shy away from the idea.

Eid has been lovely this year, even though my husband had to work all 3 days. I tagged along with a friend of mine who has a family of her own. The first day of eid we went to a ladies only brunch then spent the rest of the day visiting families and dragging our exhausted children around the city. The 2nd day we prepared for an engagement. My husband and I played match maker and the couple are now engaged, alhamdulilah! The 3rd day, today, I took the children to a breakfast that was being at a park. Tonight we will be visiting another family, inshallah. Alhamdulilah I am so glad Ahmad was able to enjoy the eid to its fullest this year!

I will probably be absent for a while again. I am taking a trip to my family in August and September for a whole month. Keep me in your duas as I am traveling alone with the children.

I will end thus post with a few pictures of my Eid clothes.

Eid mubarak by the way! 

 

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