I have been doing a great job complaining about how things are her for me in Riyadh. But something dawned upon me.. I am LUCKIER then many of the other Saudi wives. They leave their entire families behind. Life here alone with their new family (husband and his family). If they want anyone from their family to visit, they must obtain visit visa's for them. Life for me may be hard, but it is harder for those ladies who came here with absolutely no one in their family or their lives to see here. I am lucky, I have my mothers entire family here. I have cousins who will pop in on me when they travel here from the Eastern Province. If I need my mom, she can come and stay with me without limitations... she does not have to worry about a visit visa expiring, and can remain by my side for as long as I want. So though this post is a very short one... it is a reminder to myself that I should thank God everyday. I may not have people here in Riyadh with me, The familiar faces I grew up with may not be here, but I do have more access to my family members then most of the wives of Saudi's here.
Done.. now I need to go back and continue cleaning.. :)
Mar 12, 2012