Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Catching up . . . .

I called Hassan today. He called me last night and I was sleeping. I sleep so hard at night I don't even hear the phone ring with it right next to my bed.

Hassan seems to be getting settled -- he's moving to his new apartment today and will be right across the street from his office. I worry about his safety - it takes on an entirely different meaning in the US than it does here in Egypt. I never worry about him here in Cairo - just in the US. I also worry about his health for reasons I don't want to explain right now.

When Mira talked to Hassan she spent half the time crying saying she misses him. I know how she feels. She told me that I don't miss him because I don't cry. Well, I don't cry, but I miss him. I told her if I cried and she cried then we would never stop. Kind of like Lainie and I crying and then ending up laughing.

I have one more week of school and then we're off for a week or two - I can't remember right now. It's the Hajj so we have vacation - only now they're beginning to call it "Christmas" vacation. OK, I'll go with it.

The owner of the school is still in the office and will probably be there for another week. It is good to have her there for many reasons, only it is very stressful in a passive kind of sense. I will be glad when the weekend comes.

We are going to Aunt Olfat's tomorrow after school to see how she's feeling. She had a bone scan today so I want to know the results. Also, I am concerned about her taking her medicine on a regular basis because no one will help her remember. If only I could help her . . . memories come rushing back too quickly to re-live Mom's last year - especially this time of year.

Ma'salaam,

~Marian

5 comments:

Layla said...

Marian :) I am glad that Hassan is getting settled. And its wonderful that his apartment is right across the street from his work. I can understand your worry about him in the USA. Things are just so different here. If Mo didn't have his health problems in Egypt, I wouldn't be worried so much. Life is just simpler there. Is Hassan ok health wise? If you need to talk, please email me. I am always here for you.

Poor Mira. I feel so bad for her. It is hard for kids to understand how us adults can handle our emotions. I am glad she is keeping herself busy while he is away.

So what are you going to do during the "Christmas" vacation LOL ;) That just cracked me up. Girl, I hope you will get some R & R. You soooo deserve it :)

Insha'Allah, Aunt Olfat's test results will be ok. She is in my thoughts and prayers. Keep good positive thoughts. I know it can be hard.

Take care dear. And lots of hugs to you and Mira.

Marian said...

Thanks for your friendship. It means so much to me - a real "sister" who knows what I'm experiencing - Alhamdulillah I met you when I did - only God knows what we are going through. We understand each other so well it cannot be explained. Hassan is ok health wise as far as I know. He needs to keep up his immunity otherwise he can have problems. Mira keeps busy with other things and cannot think about Hassan too much. Olfat is ok as far as I know. We saw her last night and everytime she mentioned Hassan she cried. She raised him as a son. Love and kisses to you and Zane.

Anonymous said...

Hi Marian
How are you ? How is mira ?
Hassan is ok He called me befor last night
alhamdollah he is getting settled
Take care Marian
salaam
gamal blog

Marian said...

Gamal - Alhamdulillah we are fine. Thanks for asking. Taking it day by day.

Layla said...

Marian - I got a little teary reading that. I just feel the same way about you. It is amazing how we have so much in common. Thank you for being my good friend.

I am glad things are going well with everything. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. I can't wait for the day until we see each other again.

Well, I gotta go. It is 6:45am and I was getting a bottle ready but the little guy fell back to sleep. LOL!

Love and Miss you!