Tuesday, November 28, 2006

My Take

Thanksgiving was special in a special way for me. While the turkey was roasting in the oven, I dialed home in Libya. I had a very sweet chat with Amoola, then Ayman, followed by Mama. The call ended leaving a warm nice feeling of peace, love, and sharing of the occasion. Once I hung up, I was pinged on messenger. It was Ennis and Juju. Another sweet chat filled with laughter, warmth, peace and sharing of the occasion!

I'm thankful for having Suliman! Yes, he's my husband, and yes, he's supposed to be there for me in thick and thin. But what I put him through, or what the circumstances of my life put him through, is a lot for any human to handle. What we went through this summer, the combination of me being away for the internship then the Lebanon ordeal, was a test that would either make us or break us. I had many fears back then that it would break us. Suliman stuck through it all--all the way! A wonderful man; a wonderful husband--one of a kind! Yes, you bet, I'm lucky! We both are!

I am thankful for wonderful Moody and Tala, the very caring, very sweet, ever entertaining, never boring, little angel-devils, apples of my eyes. I'm thankful that they now wash up by themselves, they clean up their place settings when done eating, they make their own peanut butter sandwiches, they pick up the mess they make even if after they tire me asking them to do so.

I'm thankful for connecting the broken links in my life, for building bridges, for picking up again with Ennis and Juju, for the many amends with the many dear ones that took place over the summer.

The weather has been incredible and that contributed to the good times that were had during the Holiday. To top it all off, I have received word yesterday from a company I interviewed with that an offer is coming my way. I have been interviewing a lot lately, but that was the one single company that I wanted to get an offer from. I was so glad to hear that, though I was told the offer details are still in the works. I'm thankful that I don't have to deal with the anticipation anymore!

I'm thankful that 2006 is almost over, and a new year is coming our way with new beginnings--I hope!
I hope!


  1. teslemmi ya bint in-Naas! lol oxo

  2. Wow! That is a cool way of playing with Hanu’s surname and the word Nass. wow!

    Yesterday I received this from Someone special:

    غلاكم فوق راسي راسي

    وفيكم انفكر نين ناسي ناسي

    Fantastic, isn’t it?

    Inshallah your days will be always filled with love.

  3. Thanks, sweets. Is that "someone special" a poet-in-the-making or already?

    You wanna play match-up with poems from "someones special" :) I remember one Sol wrote long time ago about جردي... طبيبي...بردي... Maybe he can remember... hint ;)

    Soad, I really hope you consider allowing comments in Sereeb. You can have them moderated, meaning they won't appear in your blog till you approve them.