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!

6 comments:

UmmFarouq said...

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

Love you much.

Bama Bedouin said...

Salam,

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,
Stacy

(Ps. Ditto from Janan)

Bama Bedouin said...

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

hend. said...

Salaam-
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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.

iMuslimah

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