Monday, March 22, 2010

UAE is my home.....

mood: can't believe it's really happening (Thank you God) 
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


Anonymous said...

*tears* your giving up texasss waaaaaaaaa!.

no actually that is quite wise.

Anonymous said...

Are you sure you arent oppressed? You sure sure?

Cause you know all Muslim women are oppressed! Are you sure? sure sure sure?

This post was nice to read. Today was a long day. A nice blog post after a long day is nice.

As for your mom's advice, lol. Same advice my aunt gave her girl when she married someone from Sharjah. Very sound advice indeed.

As for being more social here, I think it's that this society is more family oriented than most. Family is everything, and almost everything is done after thinking about family.

It's a blessing and a curse.

Oh, and Welcome Home! lol.

zahra said...

wow! i wonder if i will eventually feel the same about bahrain. my husband is from there and we are planning to live there soon inshallah. i'm so scared, nervous, excited i have to wait till it comes! thanks for sharing this post! :)

Firefox said...

Aw sounds like you feel at peace! That's a wonderful feeling-to feel content with your choices even though the consequences might not always be pretty.

I'll remember this advice. :-)

OmAbdullah said...

Beautiful post! You know I always said that when you go back to texas, it will all make even more sense to you! It will really show you that other then your family, your not missing much there ;)

UAE is my home too and I could never imagine myself going back to canada! NO ma'am. There is nothing there for me now. I love my life here in UAE mashaAllah and I wouldn't change it for the world.

Strawberry said...

I really love your post... also the point of your view in the end

( UAE is my home and Texas will be a place I love and visit )

Sweet_November said...

Yeah, you are right...
by the way i love you new template :)

Umm Riyam said...

You know after I wrote that post and you replied, it really got me thinking, and now I am really starting to realize and consider Saudi Arabia as my home. I will always love Kansas, but Saudi Arabia is my home now. <3

miss_dior said...

ohhh my dear i am so happy for you!!!this is the most important thing!to feel know somebody told me the same you feel home where your heart is ...
lots of hugs!!!

Amina said...

awwwwwww, like firefox said, it sounds like you are at peace now <3

You know, having moved a few times, I have learned something: you can NEVER go back. You can never go back to what it was-either the country has developed, changed, etc. or you have changed- each places gives you a 'new you'.

What I mean is this:the place that it was and the person that you were, are gone.

And that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Like OmmAbdullah wisely said- when you go back, you'll see even more how UAE is now your home ;)

Miss Dreamer said...

For me, I have to say that I am very happy that UAE is now your home; it means I will get to see you sooooon Inshalla, which is all I want.

Love you

Anonymous said...

Firefox said...
Aw sounds like you feel at peace! That's a wonderful feeling-to feel content with your choices even though the consequences might not always be pretty.

I'll remember this advice. :-)

Gasp! I'm not pretty?! *cries*

FF is my fiance btw texan in UAE... She isnt a stalker. lol. (I think)

Wafa' said...

home is where the heart is and your heart is with your husband and family so there you are :)

From Yeast to Zest said...

Wa Alaykum Salam,

MashaAllah what a lovely post, I'm glad to feel at home. :) I think it's easier to feel this way when the country you live in is either your home country or your husbands home country. InshaAllah I will feel the same way, some day. As much as I love Saudi Arabia it has yet to feel like my home, inshaAllah maybe next month when we move to our new place. :)

Hijabis On Ranting Tour. said...

You are soo sweet, im glad you found UAE to be your home, its nice to appreciate what you have, you never know one day you might be like "remember in uae" etc, :) create new memories 4 the future

Twizzle said...

as-salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah,

MashaAllah, I still remember those first days you were here LOL!!!

I am not sure when I realized it, but I know that after one of our vacations we took, when I said "I can't wait to get back home" I realized UAE is my home Alhamdulillah :)

annfrendly said...

UAE is a lovely country :)
i'm sure if i am living there too i will also falling in love with UAE.. such a great country..

Because life is beautiful.


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