When the going gets tough, the tough get going Part 1/2

I know I haven’t posted in ages and like my usual posts, I will try to keep this one as positive as I can in the given circumstances.

Tough times, Beach,

The last few weeks have been extremely difficult for me and my entire family due to my mother’s health. I’ve been thinking about whether I should post about it or not but this has become such a big part of our lives that it’s impossible for me to not talk about it and continue as if nothing happened.

I can’t get into too much detail because I have family members here who don’t know all the details yet (please don’t call up Ammi to ask at this point, you may call/message me or my brothers). I can only say that Ammi’s really unwell and she requires treatment immediately.

In the last few weeks, I’ve cried, prayed, tried to remain patient, cried some more, have tried to go on with life partially like a zombie trying very hard not to think about it, prayed even more and begged Allah Tallah to grant Shifa-e-Kamil to my mother.

It seems as if my life has come to a halt and with it blogging as well but because of my mother’s insistence and to bring some kind of normalcy to my life, I will continue blogging on and off.

I’m in the process of replacing sorrow and remorse with hope in my heart because of what Allah (swt) says in Surah Al Sharh, “إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا” translating to “Verily, with hardship comes ease” (Qur’an 94:6). I have faith in Allah…I know that He loves me 70 times more than my own mother and will not burden me with more than what I can bear.

I have learnt about my own strength during this time and in this dark cloud, the silver lining is definitely how my family (my husband & in-laws in particular), friends & loved ones have come together to support and lift us up. I’m so so grateful to everyone who’s reached out to us and have kept us in their thoughts and prayers. Please do keep praying for us during this difficult time.

My brothers, as always, have been my pillars of strength during this time and it’s true what they say…family is indeed the anchor that holds us through life’s storms. Alhamdulillah for family, friends and faith.

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