Thursday, 17 May 2012
Long time no see!!!!!!!
I am a great advocate of close families especially when they are all working together for a common aim.
Its one of the most amazing things to pop over the drive to my sister in law for a coffee and chat in her kitchen or sit outside on a sunny afternoon with an Arabic coffee and a hubbly bubbly filling the air with a delicious fruity smoke. My mother in law is the matriarch of the family and has a great amount of love and wisdom for everyone. I especially love her softness and the protective urgency with which she watches over us- her brood. My father in law who's continuous need to create change and reinvent his environment not only have been driven by his desire to provide his family with a better life but has also motivated me to do more DIY in my own home. Each brother and sister in law has wonderful little characteristics I love them for- Sousou for her insight fullness, Razan for her sacrifice and humility and Tamara for her strength through adversity. Raed for his unquenchable interest in everything English from Rock and classical music through contemporary movies to comedy, Eyhab for his integrity and gentility, Rami for his healing and intelligence and Yeusuf for his innocence. But I couldn't forget my husband who has been a solid rock for me in my life here and who has helped me to take my first steps into life in a new culture as a British ex-pat. And I cannot express how much I love and appreciate him in my life.