craving: To embrace someone special
After almost living here for 3 yrs, I still called Texas my home. After reading one of my sister's (in Islam) blog, I realized that I am home. Texas will just always have a special place in my heart...but UAE is my home. Home to me is where you're going to live the rest of your life, be with your spouse and kids and make your memories.
A wise woman always told my siblings and I, "When you marry, you go wherever your husband goes. Your home will always be where he is." Thanks for that advice, mom.
I guess Um Riyam's blog entry woke me up; sort of like a light going off in my head. Texas is only going to be a place I will visit. I've accepted this and I think after accepting this, it's made me feel a lot better.
UAE has given me a lot of insight to who I am. I admit, when I got here I was in such a huge culture shock, (I said that in the last post) I so need to make a post on my culture shock. That said, I'm living a great life here. I do everything I did back in Texas and more. I have my own SUV and go shopping when I want, go to parks with my kids and husband. I go out to eat at restaurants. I do a lot more socializing here, which I LOVE.
So, UAE is my home and Texas will be a place I love and visit. I feel better typing it out now!
final whisper: I <3 you, UAE