Sunday, January 18, 2009

Good Times and Better Times

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.

Alhamdulillah. :-)

I'm engaged!

20 comments:

Taiyyaba said...

Amy! Mubrook! Mashallah, I am so happy for you! May Allah bless you both with love and mercy, happiness and iman, and may Allah make you both pure spouses for each other in this life and the next. Ahh! Yay!

Taiyyaba said...

Amy! Mubrook! Mashallah, I am so happy for you! May Allah bless you both with love and mercy, happiness and iman, and may Allah make you both pure spouses for each other in this life and the next. Ahh! Yay!

Brad said...

Asalaam Alaikum Amy!

Congratulations on getting engaged! That is so cool! May Allah bless the both of you. Ameen!

Brad (from WhyIslam)

Anonymous said...

Yeyy :)

Regards,

musafirfidunya said...

mashAllah......really happy to hear that!

Umm Hurairah said...

Congratulations!

Wish you both all the happiness and prosperity in this life and the next.

Ameen.

Argentyne said...

Assalamua alaikum! Been reading your blog for a few months now, Mabrook and many congratulations! Will be back when you post about your wedding insha allah :)

Anonymous said...

Amy,

Congratulations!

-Amber

Faraz said...

Congratulations! May Allah put barakah in it, and allow everything to proceed smoothly for both families insha-Allah.

Jamilah said...

Mashallah... so when is the happy day?

Ahsan said...

Masha-Allah, may this decision be amongst the best decisions of your life, for both of you. Looking forward for further good news in this regard :)
May Allah bless you both with prosperous and happy life in the coming years and decades.

PS: Good to know that you are more expressive than him :)
He didn't tell me that you are now formally engaged, and getting to know this while reading your blog give me great pleasure.

*Midnight Star* said...

Hi Amy, I kept reading ur blog and I thought this is really a good ocassion to write and tell u Congratulations!! May all blessings and hapiness be with both of u and the new family u are starting :D

By the way, thanks for the advice u gave me a while ago
Your friend Carla, from Mexico

Amy said...

Thanks everyone for your comments! I am very happy and thankful to Allah, and I am glad that I can share my exciting news with all of you.

:-)

Naeem: said...

AA- Amy,

"Congratulations! May Allah put barakah in it, and allow everything to proceed smoothly for both families insha-Allah."

As Faraz commented with this beautiful dua, I pray for the same.

Aliocha said...

Dear Amy, congratulations!

May God bless you and your fiance! And may He fill your lives with His love, His peace and His joy.
May your children be a permanent source of your joy and help you grow in love and sincere gift of self. And may you help each other to achieve an eternal life of happiness with God in Heaven.
(when I say God, of course I mean Abraham's God, Allah as you are used to call Him :-))

Sorry for being so quiet lately, but I am living a tide of bad times lately, and haven't really been to the net much.

I hope that the christian missionaries' harassment hasn't made you bitter towards the rest of us, christians.

Amoola said...

OOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooh, Mabroooooook!!!!! :-D I am so happy for you sis. **hugs** May Allah bless you both, and unite your hearts in this life and in Paradise in the next, ameen.

UmZ

Sufia Azad said...

Amy! this is I sufia ur would be sister in law:-)u dont know and imagine how excited anf happy we are on having u as part of our family. we wish we were present there on this special occasion. just to let u know that u r very special for us coz bhai is the most special for us all....love u. take care.... allah hafiz

shamsuddin waheed said...

As salaamu 'alaikum,

Congratulations, Mabrook! May Allah bless you both with a happy and fruitful life, fulfilling half the Deen.

Faaz said...

Salaam Amy

Mabarak, May Allah(swt) bless you both with everything that is good for you, it is great news, I am glad to hear that you are having a great time these days. May Allah(swt) make these great times permanent for you and your future husband.

Faaz

Faris said...

Congratulations, Amy!

I am so happy for you, for marriage is half of our Deen!

I am also happy that he is from the Indian subcontinent (we make great husbands, by the way!!) and you get a chance to travel to both India (my home country) and Pakistan.

Please keep us posted on the big wedding day!

Masha'allah!

Faris (just loving the married life and its many blessings!)