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14
Mar
10

Listen, listen, listen…

A while back my husband had made a trip to Yemen. Every night I would call him using those very economical phone cards. They may be economical, but calling Yemen sometimes is a hit or miss ordeal. In this case, the phones were behaving, and I got through without a hitch. My husband was in his usual midnight insomnia mode, so he was relaxing as best he could hearing music.

We talked and laughed over the day’s occurrences, here and in Yemen. I had an early day the next day, so we kept the conversation to a half hour. My husband and I, Alhamdulillah, can talk for hours and hours. We always have something to say to each other…its never ending.

I hang up.

A about an hour later as I am getting comfortable and ready to cross over to the other blissful side, the phone rings. It’s my husband.

“Listen, listen, listen…”

I hear him click what sounded like the old tape player we have in our bedroom back home. I wait for the music to play.

On the other end comes this very drunk like sounding Najwa Karam singing, “Ismak bi Sharifni“. I could almost see the tape winding in uncoordinated whirl. I start laughing uncontrollably!

“Kiiiiffff??” My husband’s astonished voice questions the uncooperative player, with a string of Yemeni highland curses!

“Ya rohi! Leave Najwa for another time, I think she’s had enough for today…” Laughingly we both said good bye again.

I settle back into bed and pull the covers.

The phone rings again.

“Listen, listen, listen…”

I sighed with a smile. Najwa Karam was going to sing me “Ismak bi Sharifni“, if it killed her that night!

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20
Feb
10

To never say a final goodbye…My heart and prayers to you Bedu

Tonight I have spent it in tears and heart ache. A most respected blogger American Bedu has lost her prince, her beloved husband on February 8th. And I can’t express the pain and shock of knowing that their mutual battles with medical issues should in the end keep them separated by time and place. It is unbearable to even imagine never being able to say goodbye.

My prayers go out to Bedu; may all her family and friends be there to help her regain her strength and health to be able to enjoy reliving all her memories of the love of her life.

May Abdullah rest in peace. May Bedu find comfort in knowing she was blessed with her life partner, her half, her joy…

After starting to read Bedu’s tribute posts to her husband and hearing in the background “I Will Remember You” by Sarah MacLachan; I had to up date this post by saying that the sorrow lessened and even turned to some smiles (and even some chuckles and laughter) as I read Bedu’s love story. Thank you Bedu, you have managed once again to bring a dignity and compassion into your world that we inhabit through your blog. Remarkable…

03
Oct
08

Landslide…A tribute my Son

My son once told me before he went on duty that this always reminded him of me. To you my son…

Landslide

[Stevie Nicks cover]
I took my love and I took it down
I climbed a mountain and I turned around
And I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well the landslide brought me downOh, mirror in the sky
What is love
Can the child within my heart rise above
Can I sail thru the changing ocean tides
Can I handle the seasons of my lifeWell, I’ve been afraid of changing ’cause I built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Children get older
I’m getting older too
Well…

Well, I’ve been afraid of changing ’cause I built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Children get older
I’m getting older, too
Well I’m getting older too

So, take this love and take it down
Year and if you climb a mountain and ya turn around
And if you see my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Well the landslide brought me down
And if you see my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Well maybe
Well maybe
Well maybe the landslide will bring you down

 

 

 

by: Dixie Chicks
28
Aug
08

Home…

 When you here some one say this to you…what could you possibly say?

My hubby truly misses us; and can’t wait for his flight home! Homemade apple pie yearning is an understatement! Alhamdulillah, soon…Insha’Allah…

Home

Another summer day
has come and gone away
In Paris or Rome…
but I wanna go home
…uhm Home
may be surrounded by
a million people I
still feel all alone
just wanna go home
I miss you, you know

And I’ve been keeping all the letters
that I wrote to you,
Each one a line or two
I’m fine baby, how are you?
I would send them but I know that it’s just not enough
My words were cold and flat
And you deserve more than that

Another aeroplane, another sunny place,
I’m lucky I know
but I wanna go home
I got to go home

Let me go home

I’m just too far from where you are
I wanna come home

And I feel just like I’m living
someone else’s life
It’s like I just stepped outside
when everything was going right
And I know just why you could not come along with me
This was not your dream
but you always believed in me…

Another winter day
Has come and gone away
in either Paris or Rome
and I wanna go home
Let me go home

And I’m surrounded by
A million people I
still feel alone
Let me go home
I miss you , you know

Let me go home
I’ve had my run
baby I’m done
I gotta go home

Let me go home
it’ll all be alright
I’ll be home tonight
I’m coming back home”

By: Michael Buble

25
Aug
08

Ya Habibi-the feeling is mutual…

This song can only speak of what Habibi said the day we married…and continues to say everyday… 🙂 The feeling is mutual…

I Knew I loved You

Maybe it’s intuition
But some things you just don’t question
Like in your eyes
I see my future in an instant
and there it goes
I think I’ve found my best friend
I know that it might sound more than
a little crazy but I believe
[chorus:]
I knew I loved you before I met you
I think I dreamed you into life
I knew I loved you before I met you
I have been waiting all my life
There’s just no rhyme or reason
only this sense of completion
and in your eyes
I see the missing pieces
I’m searching for
I think I found my way home
I know that it might sound more than
a little crazy but I believe
[repeat chorus]
A thousand angels dance around you
I am complete now that I found you

[repeat chorus to fade]
by:Savage Garden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

24
Aug
08

Then…like always now

I am a “timed” by the song- but like then, is now…

What’s Going On

Mother, mother
There’s too many of you crying
Brother, brother, brother
There’s far too many of you dying
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today – Ya

Father, father
We don’t need to escalate
You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today

Picket lines and picket signs
Don’t punish me with brutality
Talk to me, so you can see
Oh, what’s going on
What’s going on
Ya, what’s going on
Ah, what’s going on

In the mean time
Right on, baby
Right on
Right on

Father, father, everybody thinks we’re wrong
Oh, but who are they to judge us
Simply because our hair is long
Oh, you know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some understanding here today
Oh

Picket lines and picket signs
Don’t punish me with brutality
Talk to me
So you can see
What’s going on
Ya, what’s going on
Tell me what’s going on
I’ll tell you what’s going on – Uh
Right on baby
Right on baby

by: Marvin Gaye

23
Aug
08

Breathe…Just Breathe…

This is one of those songs you come across in a movie that leaves a poignant something in your heart and soul – And all you can do is Just Breathe…click on title below to hear…

“Breathe (2 AM)”

2 AM and she calls me ’cause I’m still awake,
“Can you help me unravel my latest mistake?,
I don’t love him. Winter just wasn’t my season”
Yeah we walk through the doors, so accusing their eyes
Like they have any right at all to criticize,
Hypocrites. You’re all here for the very same reason
‘Cause you can’t jump the track, we’re like cars on a cable
And life’s like an hourglass, glued to the table
No one can find the rewind button, girl.
So cradle your head in your hands
And breathe… just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe

May he turned 21 on the base at Fort Bliss
“Just a day” he said down to the flask in his fist,
“Ain’t been sober, since maybe October of last year.”
Here in town you can tell he’s been down for a while,
But, my God, it’s so beautiful when the boy smiles,
Wanna hold him. Maybe I’ll just sing about it.

Cause you can’t jump the track, we’re like cars on a cable,
And life’s like an hourglass, glued to the table.
No one can find the rewind button, boys,
So cradle your head in your hands,
And breathe… just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe

There’s a light at each end of this tunnel,
You shout ’cause you’re just as far in as you’ll ever be out
And these mistakes you’ve made, you’ll just make them again
If you only try turning around.

2 AM and I’m still awake, writing a song
If I get it all down on paper, it’s no longer inside of me,
Threatening the life it belongs to
And I feel like I’m naked in front of the crowd
Cause these words are my diary, screaming out loud
And I know that you’ll use them, however you want to

But you can’t jump the track, we’re like cars on a cable,
And life’s like an hourglass, glued to the table
No one can find the rewind button now
Sing it if you understand…

And breathe, just breathe
woah breathe, just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe…

 

 

by:ANNA NALICK

“Griffin & Phoenix”




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