craving: warm caldo (Mexican soup)
The call that I got on a warm November morning was a call that was going to change my life forever. Abu A (hubby) called me from UAE and asked me where I would want to be for about four years. Could be less or could be more. Ended up being more. He named some countries: Spain, Australia and a couple others. When he said, Germany I immediately said, I wanna go there. He chuckled and said, okay, Germany it is. No questions about it. My daughter and I were on our way to Germany to meet up with my husband. He went back to UAE to get stuff ready. So many things I had to do and so little time. Time was going so fast and I felt as if i was in a dream. Saying good-bye to my dear friends and family wasn't so easy. I cried all the way to the terminal. One of the sisters screamed my name from the drop off with all the other sisters, and told me how much she loved me. I was sobbing like a baby. The woman who takes the tickets, assured me that everything will be fine and if I don't stop crying, she would have to join in the waterworks with me.
The flight was good, no harsh turbulence. Thank God. I wrote in my journal as my daughter slept next to me and just dreamed how our life was gonna change. We finally made it to Frankfurt, where my hubby was going pick us up. It was already foreign just walking through the air port. He got us a beautiful suite at Inter Continental, with a gorgeous view. I was so tired from the flight. After we ate, I layed down and feel to sleep to my husband talking to me.
The streets in Germany were so clean and very familiar, as my father was in the Air Force and we were stationed in Germany when I was small. Yep, that's why I wanted to go there. I wanted to see the places where I used to live. I wanted to reminisce about when I was little and take pictures of the same places I was when I was little. All the nice times we had with my family, in the same place years later with my husband and my daughter.
Alas, Germany will always be a part of my life, even if at times the people made it hard for us, because we're Muslims. I pray that Allah (God) makes it easy for our Muslim, Brothers and Sisters who live in these European- Western countries.
final whisper: I left you in Germany and in Jannah (heaven ) you are. I'll never forget you and will always have you in my heart. Our son, Mubarak.