Al hamdul'Illah, I am back after 13 weeks or more of absence. It has truly been a summer of experiences, learning, growth, connections, and affirmations. So often we don't know what we need, but Allah Knows.
|Blue skies dabbed and brushed with clouds|
|A double rainbow...one of several we saw|
|Sunset before a storm|
|Sunset after a storm|
|A velvet backdrop of night sky|
After a Ramadhaan that was far more busy and distracted than my previous couple of years, I found that my appreciation of and connection with Allah was greater on other levels. I found myself realizing how true it was that Allah is the provider of EVERY need. We needed water, Allah provided. We needed rain, Allah provided. We needed sunshine to cook and for the plants, Allah provided. We needed wind to dry the clothes and keep the temperatures cool, Allah provided. We needed support and assistance to get things accomplished, Allah provided. Not a stone unturned, not a need left without response.
|Setting sun and our family in shadows|
SO, I ask Allah to bless you all and reward you for your patience with me. I'm glad to be back, al hamdul'Illah.