Time to look back at 2011
Of our little family when we traveled to Luxor a year ago.
And proud of this country; its history, beauty and people.
I've been to living through a war.
The Revolution was a frightening, uncertain test of endurance. Alhumdulillah that the worst inshahallah seems to be over.
time I've owned a rabbit.
This was also the first time I've decided not to own a rabbit.
I've been at losing friends and not finding new ones.
to learn that my father with Alzheimers had gone missing.
He was gone with the car for nine hours last Christmas Eve but I wasn't told about it until this March. Alhumdulillah he found his way home. I was shocked again when his plan to see me this summer fell through.
television contract I've ever been offered.
Alhumdulillah that my abilities were affirmed.Alhumdulillah that my common sense prevailed in turning it down. I wasn't who they wanted me to me.
I've ever been in my life.
That's only kind of a joke. I realize it's true every day but it feel truer this year.
to get my new Kindle.
Alhumdulillah, every night I first read to Mr. Boo and then read my Kindle. Reading Eat, Pray, Love was a real treat.
luggage I've ever carried onto a plane.
Alhumdulillah I got my Mohammed Asad Quran translation with me!
numbers of days I've ever fasted in Ramadan without being pregnant or nursing.
Alhumdulillah I've just finished making them up.
to take my son back to the Egyptian coast this Eid.
He was able to revisit his Grandma. They could speak in Arabic together and pray together.
I've been striving for and achieving a halal life.
Alhumdulillah, I think (Allahu alim) that this moment in my life is the most halal.
I've been for death.
At this point, I've accepted death as an eventuality and found my burial place.
Alhumdulillah we were all given a year to improve our lives. May Allah allow us to live through 2012 and give us all another chance at living this year better than the last.