As Salaa­mu Alaikum
I will refrain from refer­ring to myself in third per­son as I find it a bit neu­rot­ic, lame, and even arro­gant.  I will also keep this brief because I wish to keep the focus on my work and not myself.
I was raised in New Haven, Con­necti­cut.  I attend­ed the Uni­ver­si­ty of Con­necti­cut for a cou­ple of years but left to mar­ry my hus­band of more than twen­ty years.  I have three beau­ti­ful chil­dren, who like most chil­dren these days, far out­strip their par­ents in intel­li­gence and cre­ativ­i­ty.
My days, my con­crete life, are spent car­ing for breast oncol­o­gy patients as a reg­is­tered nurse.  I love work­ing as an oncol­o­gy nurse.  It keeps me ground­ed and forces me to remem­ber the tran­sient beau­ty of life, and the impor­tance of doing what one loves while one can.  It also keeps God fore­most in my mind as I jour­ney through this brief life, that my choic­es might be accord­ing to His will.
My less ordered life (Don’t we all live mul­ti­ple sep­a­rate lives?) is spent most­ly in my head.  I am always attempt­ing to order the mul­ti­tude of ideas that rise unbid­den in my mind when I least expect them.  To some peo­ple this makes me look deeply spir­i­tu­al and wise, to oth­ers I look angry.  I assure, I am nei­ther.  Some­times the voic­es of half-formed char­ac­ters speak to me, beg­ging to be record­ed for pos­ter­i­ty, that we might learn from them, or them from us.  Some­times the voice I hear is my own, remind­ing me of my oblig­a­tion to this life.  Unfor­tu­nate­ly, I rarely have time for any of the voic­es cre­at­ing the chaot­ic din in my head.
So, here I am.  Here we are.  For the present.

  • San­dra Dan­by

    Hi Khaal­i­dah
    To spread the blog­ging love around, I have nom­i­nat­ed you for a new award, the ‘Field of Flow­ers’.
    The Rules of the ‘Field of Flow­ers Award’ are:-
    1 Thank the blog­ger who nom­i­nat­ed you
    2 Place the award logo on your blog
    3 Nom­i­nate 7 oth­er blog­gers and write a lit­tle some­thing about why you would give these blog­gers “A Field Of Flow­ers”
    4 Let your nom­i­nees know that you nom­i­nat­ed them
    Please click below to read more about the award:-
    Please accept this mes­sage as a ges­ture of grat­i­tude. I think it’s a nice ges­ture to pass these awards along to oth­er blog­gers whose writ­ing you enjoy!
    Many thanks, and Hap­py Writ­ing in 2014.

    • khaal­i­dah


  • sto­ries­by­williams

    Look out! Here comes a nom­i­na­tion!

  • Liz­a­bet­ti

    I need to check out your fav books.

    Love to you A. J.

    L. M.