There hasn’t much to write about lately because our routine has been pretty typical. We pray, attend our Arabic classes in the morning, eat a light breakfast, study, pray, study or take a nap, pray, cook dinner, pray, eat, pray, and study. Ahhh…the glorious life of a student! Every few days we go to the computer lab to check our email or to the market to buy food and then it’s back to…studying. 😉
Really and truly, it is a blessing to have a break from the “rat race”. Working 9-hour days with an hour-long gas-guzzling comute is something I don’t miss. Looking forward to days such as these was a huge motivation when I struggled to get to work.
On our weekends, we rest, study, may go someplace local but nothing much to write home about. We might do some traveling in the next few weeks. If so, we’ll tell you all about it. Until then, we’re just enjoying the routine of our simple life and being grateful that we’ve been blessed with an opportunity to experience this. We hope you’re enjoying the routines of your life- maybe there’s a blessing in it that you have yet to discover. As my high school Spanish teacher once told me “Only boring people get bored”. So invigorate your life with something meaningful and don’t wait for someone or something else to entertain you. The world around you is full of signs, lessons, and wonders for the people who have the insight to perceive them.
Here are a few pics of two mosques that we saw recently. The first two pictures are of a Hadhrami-style mosque affiliated with Dar al-Mustafa in Sana’a. The third picture is of Masjid Raisi (The President’s Mosque). The current president had this masjid built and it is currently the biggest one in Sana’a. Even bigger than Jami’a Kabeer (The Grand Mosque) located in Old Sana’a.