Saturday, January 28, 2012

being a navy wife

My friends from time to time ask me: how do you do that, having your husband gone for so long.. Well my first reply that I "feel" usually sounds like: Well.. I didn't really choose to fall in love with a navy guy.. but honestly I prefer missing my most wonderful husband every once in a while for a few months, jumping up and down, crying of joy whenever he comes back, then, having someone around 24/7/365 a year and waiting for him to leave the house to go JUST ANYWHERE!! (doesn't that sound awful?! )

Some women I got to know back in singapore, where we staid some years back, used to say: you'll get used to it, while the deployments get up to 2, 3.. it will get easier.. uhmm no it doesn't get easier at all, my heart is being torn apart every time I have to see him walk yet on another ship, knowing I won't be seeing and holding him for a VERY long time... uhh it sucks !! Or friends who say: You're so strong, I don't know how you do it.. well 1) I'm not really strong and 2) do I have a choice? nope, so I suck it up and just .. go with the flow.. my boys help me tons when it comes to finding a reason to getting up in the morning (especially the first few mornings of waking up alone in bed) cooking a healthy meal, getting out the house and most of all: for being happy and making me laugh !!! (for it seems that there wouldn't really be much to laugh, or be happy about right after the good byes)
My husband is here at the moment but somehow I just have these moments where I mentally prepare myself for his next deployment (if that's even possible) and trying to figure out all I would like to do during that time. This is also one of the reasons why I started blogging, thinking it would be a great way to keeping me busy, and to keeping my husband up to date, wherever he might be.

I would be delighted to find some muslim navy wives, navy wives, homeschooling navy wives etc. wondering how you are passing your time whenever your husbands are away. God bless

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Dua's/ Prayers to the World

For a long time now I've brainstormed for ideas on how to accurately teach my boys islamic studies. Yes there are many books out there, resources, we have the internet etc. but my own knowledge is limited and I prefer to take it very slowly, knowing with certainty that whatever goes into these precious memories of my boys is the truth !!
A dear sister in Islam gave me a great idea on how to make dua's with the boys. Insha'Allah by the will of Allah subhanahu wa t'ala we will be able to do it on a daily basis. We sit in a circle after having read some hadith of our dear Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon Him) having the globe in our midst. We then look at the continents and make a short dua (prayer) for each continent. And some specific dua's for the countries that are going through calamities. May Allah (the all High the Most Forgiving) accept our dua's.