Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem
Well, my wife & I have decided, both mutually and with the guidance of istikhaarah, that we’re going to discontinue our participation with DiscoverULife for the time being. We both stayed in for exactly one month, which was always intended to be an evaluation period. As it turns out, given our current situation in terms of finances, schedules, and sheer difficulties due to our physical separation, we felt discontinuing for the time-being to be the best option. Alhamdulillaah.
This should mean nothing to others, though, because our decision is mostly due to very personal & private reasons, and nothing to do with the general program itself. We both have the full intention to re-enroll once our situations changes sufficiently to make such a decision seem viable once again, in shaa Allaah. And it is only fair to say that within that one month, we’ve both benefited enormously, so I would still encourage others to participate without reservation.
Apologies to those of you that have just heard about my marriage – I didn’t really think there were that many readers of my own blog to think anyone would notice. The reason I have not yet announced it too publicly is because we are still waiting on the immigration paperwork to go through so that Allaah will reunite us once again, in shaa Allaah. Also, I am, generally, a very private person. There are some people that see me on a semi-regular basis here in Columbus that still don’t know I’m married. Maybe that is a bit silly…