10 years.

Last month marked ten years since my family picked up and moved across the world. We left our Illinois home and moved to Jordan where we lived for three years in what seemed like another world. Though I knew how … Continue reading

New Beginnings and Old Friends

Torn
Between do and don’t
Will and won’t
heart and mind
Kind or blind

In the pouring rain
I ask You for clarity
You send Azzy Hussein,
she relieves my worries momentarily

Tears at my answered prayers
Ecstasy at what is to come.
Better than a naysayer
is Azzy’s big thumb

Bismillah.

–IH

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The Drive

My eyes on the road, my mind on my worries, my heart in Your hands. Thoughts occupying my mind like Israel occupies Palestine Ideas rushing through my brain faster than the wheels turning on this car. My heart cries. I almost … Continue reading