Monday, 8 June 2009

Something to be happy about

Alhamduilah (All praise is due to God), I have not been fortunate where family ties and relations have been. Disowned by part and all of my extended family 16yrs ago upon embracing Islam, this has been a very difficult time in my life but i bore it with patience best i could, to my ability. It does not mean the pain was any less, growing older myself and seeing a need for family ties and a need to belong the wounds were re-opened again. The most difficult of these relationships was the one with my brother , my only brother, 20yrs of no words exchanged, no build of a strong bond of really was a miserable state, he would often past me on the Street and blank me. about 1 month ago he turned up on my door step with his 2 daughters, i was in total shock but composed myself enough to invite him in and offer my hospitality. At first he was reluctant to sit down or even stop as he came on an errand for my mother (to drop some paper work. After a bit of chit chat he said ''OK i will have that cuppa''. He has been over a few times since just for a short visit but all the same a visit!

On Saturday when i returned home from a busy day out i found this bunch of flowers waiting for me with a lovely card.

from my enstranged sister, a peace offering so the card read, what a blessing. It got me thinking this is the first time in 20yrs my whole family are talking to me all at once mashaAllah! I never stopped praying for a reunion but Allah knew best when it was for me.
It's really strange as the card is totally fab as these very birds are the ones that used to frequent my kitchen window in Algeria and gave me such pleasure just a few days earlier i was relaying this to a group of ladies and saying how i miss them so.
My earlier , i mean when i started blogging here is about the birds and the joy they gave me when i was living in Algeria.
blue tits
You see my Lord promises His slave ''verily after the hardship will come the ease''


Barbara Bradford said...

You are very lucky to return to family. I am sure it will be even more dear, after the long wait. I hope all goes well for you and your family.


Fruitful Fusion said...

Assalaamu Alaykum,

I'm so happy for you! That's great news! Ma sha Allah!

jana z. said...

i felt really happy and sad for you at the same time. i know how it is to be estranged from your family as i have been also for many years...we speak from time to time but thats about it.

alhamdulillah they are apparently reaching out to you which was probably hard for them too..

everything is in Allahs time, not ours.

Rainbow In The Grey Sky said...

Thank you for all your kind supportive comments.

Umm Salihah said...

Assalam-alaikam Sis,
mash'Allah I'm so pleased for you, It was your sabr that paid off I think.

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