Friday, September 18, 2009

The patience of JOB vs. The patience of "the job at hand."

I spent the past few days in reflection, on whether I am a patient person or not. Some have ascribed it to me, but I think that patience is of so many forms. I am one of those people that if i become bored, or there is no enemy, puzzle, dilemma, you name it, I have a very small reservoir of patience. I think that I always have been a problem solver at heart. I always try to even make my children and students focus on solutions and not problems. I think this is where the patience comes from. If you give me a problem, I convert into special mode. I can separate the feelings and the emotions from the actual situation taking place in order to provide a plan of action.

So all this in mind, I would like to say to all of my dear friends that I trully hope are praying for me and thinking of me: every thing that each one of you did for me in this past year meant so much, even if it was something that I did not know of. The meals, the visits(even from over the ocean), the innumerable help through prayer and sisterhood, it all added up to a year that I flew through with minimal discomfort.

I love you all, and you each know what you mean to me. I don't wish to be a martyr, a saint, or a hero, I just want to solve this problem and get back to solving all of yours too! Hehehe!


UmmFarouq said...

Think what you may.
Our perceptions of ourselves rarely match the way others perceive us.

Love you much.

Bama Bedouin said...


I just wrote a long comment that deleted by accident so I am just going to sum it up for you......

I love you. I am praying for Allah to heal you, give you strength, and continue to surround you with hope and patience.

I think of you and the kids often and wish I was closer to be able to help. Please know that I am praying for you and you are always in my thoughts.

I love you,

(Ps. Ditto from Janan)

Bama Bedouin said...

Oh, and glad to see you still have your sense of humor ;)

hend. said...

i am the founder of Global Pink Hijab Day. I was wondering if you would be willing to share your story on our website. I think that personal stories can be strong enough to move others into action.

iMuslimah said...

Assalamu alaykim sister-

I found your blog via Southern Muslimah....

I hope inshaallah this message finds you in the best health and iman possible.

Im a complete stranger but I ask Allah swt to make this path as easy as possible for you and your family, and to grant you a healing, Ameen.


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