Sometimes life takes a turn for the worst--and things get rough for a while. But sometimes it takes a turn for the better or leave you pleasantly surprised. That's what happened to me a few months ago. And since then things have gotten steadily better.
But the absence of dramatic change does not diminish the incredible 'high' I feel right now. And still I know things are only looking up. You see, some time has passed since I met the man with whom I would like to spend the rest of my life, and it will be some time still before I get to do that (inshaaAllaah.) But where I am right now, things look awfully bright.
That is, things look bright and sparkly, especially in the direction of my left hand, adorned at present by a charming and elegant engagement ring! If you didn't notice the ring, my absurdly wide smile, now a near-constant fixture on my face, might have given away the sheer delight and elation I feel.
It's true that just being engaged makes me happy, and so does speaking to my fiance's family and knowing that they are as happy as I am, but what really tops it all off is knowing that Allah has put someone in my path (or I in someone else's path), and brought us together with nothing other than Islam. That more than anything else is what makes me feel so blessed.