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Seven years

I want to count my many blessings and share them with you. It has been a long road but one that has had numerous things to be thankful for, too many to remember, but here are the most memorable. I hope if I can teach my kids one lesson it would be, get back up and keep going, do not stop.

We came in April 2009 to see my son graduate

Yusuf graduated from University

We got our first apartment

Some of the kids attended school, others were not ready

The kids had their first winter and experienced snow

Saleeha started college

Yusuf and Alicia were married a year after we arrived

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Many birthdays came and went

Osama graduated, passed the CPA exam and introduced us to Jacki

We purchased a home, Yusuf made us an eating counter

Fattima passed her GED and applied for college

Yusuf got a job, he and Alicia moved away, bought a home and started their new life.

My cousin/sister Gloria! She has stood by me through everything! 

It took three years to get all of the little kids enrolled in school, but it finally happened.

Abdullah took the GED and passed and applied for College.

Fattima entered college

We spent many happy holidays with my parents.

My dad was diagnosed with lymphoma, we were here to support he and mom and he is now in remission

 Jacki and Osama got married

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Mude started sports, track, cross country and he tried wrestling for one year

We attended local events

Saleeha was working on her bachelors degree

 

We had fun at the lake and helped out

We became who we wanted to be

Mom and dad took us to the Oregon coast

Saleeha studied in Spain

Saleeha graduated from college

The kids made me a porch

Life moved forward with the kids in school

Mom and dad moved from the house on the hill after 40 years

Osama and Jacki bought a house

Sumaya was my first to graduate from high school here in the States and started at University

Fattima graduated from College and got a job

Saleeha changed jobs and is working at the University and taking classes for her masters degree

Abdullah has one more year of college

Osama and Jacki are expecting twin boys

Yusuf is finishing his masters degree

All of the kids are working hard to be their best

Don’t ever give up, keep moving forward even when it seems impossible.

155 Comments Post a comment
  1. Good grief. You have affirmed why I always said I couldn’t handle 9 kids. 2 was my limit. What a wonderful family.

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    May 9, 2016
  2. You are the best proof, as your kids will ever get, only look forward and you never give up, dear Lynn 😀
    Big hugs to you.

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    May 9, 2016
  3. Wow, Lynn…you all have had a jam packed 7 years and so much to be thankful for! I love the picture with you and your 9 children! Thank you for sharing so much with us and you and your story are inspiring! I hope you had a wonderful mother’s day!

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    May 10, 2016
  4. Absolutely wonderful. It is great to see so much love and happiness. Thank God your dad is in remission and you were here to help.

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    May 10, 2016
  5. A lovely post Lynn! You have great, beautiful/handsome children. So much success! Truly much to be thankful for 🙂

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    May 10, 2016
  6. A huge hug Lynn! All your children are so beautiful and full of life! God is great and he will guard your path further too..
    Z

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    May 10, 2016
  7. With so much traffic on your blog, start thinking of monetizing it… Make it free hosting which needs a little investment and then get ads etc..

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    May 10, 2016
  8. What a lovely, inspiring, and heart warming post about overcoming adversity to becoming who you want to be. What an inspiration Lynz. 🙂

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    May 11, 2016
  9. I am so behind on your post….and to think that this has been sitting here waiting for me to enjoy!!! How blessed you are my friend…to have some home to love and enjoy life to its fullest with your beautiful family…..I am sooooo happy for you…..and your happiness shows in your pictures of your family…..what a wonderful mother you have been to your children…..you truly are an amazing woman and I wish you only love, peace and happiness……xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxkat

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    May 11, 2016
  10. You are such an inspiration and this is such A wonderful post. Thank you

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    May 14, 2016
  11. Xxxxxxx

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    May 14, 2016

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