Saturday, October 2, 2010

Back in Dubai and loving it!

Things are back to "normal" again ... yay! Ramadan and Eid are over, A & B are back in school complete with after school activities and swim lessons, and Jennah has resumed therapy sessions at the Rashid Paediatric Center. I love it here. I really don't have much to stress about, so I find things to stress over. Right now, it's the fact that we (the kids and I) have to return to the States in just over 2 months. I love my friends and family there, but I don't want to go. In the long run, we'll have to return for Jennah to receive the best care and schooling, but I'm not ready. A & B's school here is phenomenal compared to the U.S. It's sad, but true.

Ready for 1st day of school back at Royal Dubai School
Our return in January will not be fun at all. I have to complete my last two quarters at UW and receive my MME degree in June 2011. It will definitely require some work. Jennah will have reconstructive hip surgery and we will continue to tackle her seizures. Oh yeah, since my last posting about the 24-hr EEG, we learned that she has not been seizure-free. At all. In fact, she has been having seizures daily and I didn't realize it. Her current medication is at maximum dosage, so I pray that it will work before we have to introduce yet another new medication. This, we get to tackle in January. So no, I don't want to go back. It's not going to be fun and games at all.
Jennah practicing her fab standing skills ... GO Jennah!

So I guess we'll just enjoy what time we have left here. The weather is going to be absolutely perfect in a few weeks so we'll have lots of picnics, and coffee dates outside. I'll go for high tea at fancy hotels with my lovely friends. Inshallah, inshallah. We'll have fun while we can ... lots and lots of fun ... can't wait!

Oh, and look what A won! She was awarded "Sports Performer of the Month"!! I believe she was nominated for her efforts mostly in swimming, but generally, she is a very good sport. She doesn't win very often (actually, she's NEVER won an event!), but she is a very gracious loser and exhibits wonderful sportsmanship while trying her very hardest. I couldn't make it to the assembly when she was awarded ... God knows I tried. I was there, but Jennah wouldn't let me stay. It was a hard day, but we are so proud of you, A!

Well done! We are so proud of you!!


  1. Girl, why does it ask me for my Twitter info every time I come to your blog?

    I just love you, Sariya! I know you will be sad to leave Dubai, but I'm glad that you'll be closer and can't wait to visit you when you move back! :^)

  2. No stress m'dear, we'll be happy to have you back here in a bit, though I fear you'll all freeze to death. Bassil and Aziza look FAB in their uniforms (I half miss uniforms...Bethy is having me lay out clothes for her each morning so she doesn't need to think, I suspect,) especially dig the boy shorts, there, and of course thumbs up to wonderful Jennah working hard there.

    Aziza, that is one heck of a trophy! Hoorah for you!

    We miss you guys, take care. :)