Friday, 11 January 2013

Resuming........

It has been pretty long since I blogged over here. Qadarallaah maashaa Allaah we had to go through a flow of events here. All part and parcel of getting used to the environment and adjusting ourselves by the grace and mercy of Allaah.

Since our temporary relocation we are still on a break from formal homeschooling. In fact we have only completed six weeks of school work for this school year, subhanallaah. But for us homeschoolers every little change that happens in our lives are moments of learning alhamdulillaah. So we have been learning everyday. We have learnt how to cope with continuous sickness, how to live in other than our home, how to patiently blend with family with all ups and downs we are still learning and carrying on by the grace and mercy of Allaah.

Homeschooling for me has been my life actually and being without it had caused depression at times especially being out of home and routine, and I have got through this feeling only by making lots of dua and of course with the help of my faithful companion in this world and the hereafter inshaa Allaah my zawj. I would not say that I was fully successful in dealing such depressed feelings but Allaah guided me towards getting out of it alhamdulillaah. My plans and hopes were that I would be able to engage Maimoonah in different activities here and make her learn different skills and explore this country until my things arrive and we could start homeschooling. But it did not happen as things were so different here and we had to deal with issues like, rainy weather, sickness, transport and proper Islamic places to learn different skills and delay of getting my books down. So Allaah had different plans and we are contend with it.

Now after almost two months we are hoping to start our formal homeschooling with work boxes in few days inshaa Allaah and the thought of it is energizing me alhamdulillaah.


During this long break we were upto at least few things. Maimoonah was busy with her grandma and she has been listening to stories all day and night. She enjoys her company.

 

She has been exposed to all kinds of bugs and insects and have been a keen observer. Most of them she has seen for the first time in her life.

She got together with my mum and cooked in small traditional clay pots and pans and served us a good lunch.


She also had her first ever train ride to the hills. The train ride was comfortable with Expo Rail, where they serve breakfast, snacks and the whole tour is with air condition. Indeed the train travel is redefined in Sri Lanka by them.


We just went on a trip to the central part of Sri Lanka where everything is green and nice. The hotel was simple and nice! We had some visitors there too, guess who? Monkeys!!! Maimoonah was thrilled!

Visited the botanical gardens in Kandy. Such a wonderful experience there. Maimoonah was so happy that she finally had an opportunity to walk in the woods!


Also she walked on the suspension bridge over there! I thought she would be scared but she loved it and went on it the second time too!

She also went on a horse ride at the Victoria Golf Course! We could also view the Victoria Dam one of the largest reservoirs. It was such a breath taking view from top of the hills.

We had taken some lovely pictures but the sizes are very big to upload, so it needs editing. as soon as it is done will upload them Inshaa Allaah.

5 comments:

Madrasa Aaminah said...

Alhamdulillah, Welcome Back, very happy to see you back!

Umm Tafari said...

Sounds she learned lots!

Umm Maimoonah said...

Umm Aaminah, Jazzakillaah Khayr, will speak to you soon inshaa Allaah.

Umm Tafari, really I was thinking about you and your family while on the trip as I knew you would love the hills. She did enjoy herself alhamdulillaah.

raisingsahabas said...

MashAllah, sounds like you have been having so much fun. Children learn so much more from real life experience. They learn the most rooted values in simple conversations so we can teach them so much more by engaging them in thought provoking conversations whilst on train or out walking. Sounds like you had perfect excuses to give up formal homeschooling and do some real-life learning. I always wish I could do extensive travelling with kids but have never been able to get out of wetty England. Qadarallah, alhamdulillah. I do admire your adventurous exploring.

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