Friday, June 15, 2012
How the hell does one move half way across the world!?
Our decision to move to KL is a simply complicated one. It all started with the betterment of our children. Every Sunday for the last five years, I would cross the border and take my kids to "Islamic" school in Vancouver so they could get some exposure to their faith. 
Yet, there was something missing we didn't just want our kids to learn about Islam. That was the easy part, we could teach them all that at home. We wanted them to be among the greatest, those who memorize the Holy Quran, which is tough stuff, and by no means necessary part of being Muslim. But nonetheless an awesome achievement. Why not give them that opportunity.
All three kiddos were on board and excited about the possibility.
It was a huge sacrifice, but we were willing to go for it. Our decision was easy enough, the husband would remain in town while the kids and I moved to Dallas, it just so happened that one of the best schools for Quran memorization was located there and the bonus was my in-laws lived there as well. The kids were beyond thrilled to be around grandparents and cousins!
Sure it was going to be hard to be away from the husband and not have their dad around, but we had worked all that out. 
I flew to Dallas, enrolled the kids and we were set to go. 
...HOLD UP! 
Not a week after returning home, the husband came home with the news that his Boss thought it wasn't a good idea to split up the family, true! He understood our efforts and offered the husband to relocate to another branch office. One being in Chicago, Awesome! the other in 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Say whaaaa!? 
The decision was obvious. Of course Malaysia! Wait, where the heck is that!?
But it sounded exotic and foreign and totally cool. 
Which is when we decided to make the visit back in August to check the place out. 
You can read more about that here
Although we came back home not really finding what we really had our hearts set on, we both knew either way this would be a great experience for the kids. 
And so here we are in KL living a life I did not think would turn out the way it has. The kids' school situation has been a nightmare although it's slowly getting better. Life got shook up a bit and we are still trying to settle things down a bit. 
But with every situation you are handed, you make the best of it. 
I am content with the knowledge that everything happens for a reason. 


Our new place when we moved in. Look for more house pics soon.






4 comments:

  1. Wow sounds like quite an adventure, I suppose living in a muslim country should make it easier for islamic education esp quran memorisation. I have got the impression though through the malysian blogs i have read that they favour education for there children abroad as the normal schooling is not that good there. Im pretty sure that you will find the right balance for your children.m glad your blogging again!

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  2. Please excuse my grammer snd spelling errors ... note to self stop rushing everything!

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  3. Asalaamu Alaikum

    whoops somehow I missed this post. This is what I was wondering about. So did you send your kids to international school? We couldn't afford it so sent them to regular malay school.Since they couldn't speak malay it was tough for them.

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