Friday, February 10, 2012

After hardship comes ease - 2

Once you hit rock bottom, there is no other way but to rise up.  Alhamdulillah, the day after I got a call.  I got the job I had interviewed for.  SubhanAllah.  Allah (swt) is most merciful.  He gave it to me when I was in most need of it.

As I told my family, the whole family was overjoyed.  SubhanAllah.  This job meant more to us than it does to other regular families.  A lot of things depended on this job.  Unlike others, our life could have drastically changed if I hadn't gotten a job within this limited period of time.

I saw my mother crying tears of joy, after a long time.  I saw the open and free smile in my father's face after a long time.

That was also the day I decided to finally draw a conclusion with the guy.  He was a good guy mashaAllah, but not for me.  We were similar, and yet too different from ways that mattered the most.  I found it difficult to draw a middle ground between him and my family.  I was doubtful from the beginning, but those doubts never cleared up.  Instead he also became doubtful.  The more days went by, the more incompatible we seemed.  I took it to be the answer to my istekhara.

Surely everything happens for a reason.  Allah (swt) knows best.  Who knows, maybe the right guy is around the corner.


  1. Mabrook on your new job! :) May Allah grant you and your family the best rizk and may He always watch over you. Ameen! SubhanAllah, we really are blessed in more ways that we can even fathom. And I can totally relate to your experience in more ways than one. And if you're feeling anything like I am at this moment (which I bet you are!) then I know that your imaan is at an all-time high. Sabr and shukr - the two states of a Mumin - how true that is. :) p.s. I'm sending you big hugs! <3

  2. JazakAllahu khairan sister. Ameen to the duas. We definitely are very blessed, and for that we can't thank Allah (swt) enough. I feel ashamed that I haven't been more patient. lol. Anyway, alhamdulillah. Haha, thanks for the hugs sis! I really needed them :) Hugs back<3