Sunday, August 13, 2006

This next post is dedicated to a very sweet sister Safa whose blog really touches my heart. I want her to smile (as well as the rest of you) so I will share with you this funny story.

One day my husband and I had to stop at the post office for his sister who wanted to send out a package and he wanted to send out his kids' child support. They went inside and I was left bored in the car. I am looking at this notebook that he has placed on the dashboard with a lot of his work numbers. My husband is a wrecker driver so whenever he gets a call he puts the customer's phone number in this book so he can contact them. Anyways this book was on the dashboard and a sneeeeeaky thought came to mind. I thought of how curious I was at what was in the book so I was going to write a love note to my hubby inside of it so that when Lisa gets that same sneaky thought she will read what I wrote and get jealous. Anyways I wrote " I LOVE YOU HABOOBI" (which means MY LOVE) on the paper and I wrote it diagonally and I put a smiley face and on purpose put a tongue hanging from the smile. CUTE HUH???? Well here comes the funny part. After I wrote my message and wallahi this is a true story.....I decided to look through the book because I had a weird feeling (Shaytan's whispers perhaps). While looking through the book a page caught my attention. Guess what it had???? She wrote him a message that said "Te Amo mi Amor" (she's Hispanic by the way) written diagonally like mine and has a smiley face with a tongue. Instead of being mad or jealous I was actually cracking up. Subhan Allah!!!! I wonder if shaytan put the same thought in both of our heads or maybe it was due to my ill intentions. lol. Her message and my message meant the same things in different languages written in the same style with the same smiley face.What are the odds??? I was so amused by this lesson that I actually told my husband and his sister what I did and what I found when they came back to the van. They laughed as well. He didn't even see her message in there before. Anyways I hope that made someone laugh.

But on a serious note. My sis-in-law always tells me that the one who looks in something that is none of his business will find something that he wished he didn't know. The saying rhymes in Arabic. lol. Anyways so try to keep yourselves from looking into things that are not yours because that's a trick from the shaytan to stir up problems. I remember how hurt I was when I checked my husband's phone to see if he calls her more than me, only to find that he programmed her name as "MI AMOR" which means "MY LOVE" like my name in his phone which is "HABOOBI" which means "MY LOVE". I was sooooo hurt by that, but whatever I'm so over it now. I could care less what he calls her. Am I lying to myself??? haha. Who knows? Anyways I asked him after all the problems we had due to his phone....to lock his phone with a password and change our love nicknames to our real names so neither one of us gets hurt and I feel that this is fair and it helps avoid fitnah. He has yet to listen to me although he agreed at the time.....So I guess I am gonna have to do it for him tomorrow insha Allah.

7 comments:

Safa said...

I did get a laugh outta that, Vena. SubhanALLAH, it reminds me of when I decided to change my name to Safa....one day I saw on Jerry Springer, (smut show, I know) a girl named Serenity...and I'm like...hmmmm...Serenity....I wonder what that would be in Arabic....maybe if I have another baby girl I can call her that.....so I look thru my English/arabic dictionary...and guess what is written??

Safa.

I understood the meaning of Safa in many words...but never had it down to just one. Needless to say, I never did name any of my girls Safa.....

Thanks for writing me this story....believe me I'm content inside....I daresay happy again.....but I'm pleased with me. Alhamdulillah.......

vena said...

Guess what safa???? My 5 year old daughter's name is serenity. wallahi this is the truth. When I had her I wasn't practicing that much and I was married to an american/hispanic guy who converted just mainly so we can get married and we named our second daughter Serenity. Since I started practicing Islam I changed her name to Hind.

Safa said...

OMG.....isnt' that amazing....well....now u know that Serenity means Safa....!!

What a coinky dink!

UmmAbdur-Rahmaan said...

If it was me I would be mad cuz she beat me to it....I like to be the first and the last to speak...Safa always tries to get the last word in but mua hahahaha.....

mizazeez said...

i can relate to the whole not looking into things that are not yours...subhanAllah, when my husband first got remarried i looked at his phone at his text messages and found a message he sent to my co-wife where he used a term of endearment that he also uses with me. i have since told him not to use that with me anymore but to come up with something else. hahaha!!!

Safa said...

I'm the last word freak here?? I beg to differ.......(nobody post after me, okay?)

dianiya said...

lol!!! That is so you, Vena! lmao. ;)