I USED to call Waleed my “one-in-a-million husband” but as the years passed by, with his many perfections and his unconditional love being lavished to me on a day-to-day basis, I have changed that description to my “one-in-a-billion” husband. In fact, so many times I have concluded that he is the only one among the billions of husbands in the world! And I have all the reasons and evidences to proclaim that!
Waleed is very pious and God-fearing. He never misses the five times a day prayer prescribed for every follower of Islam. He readily accepts whatever he is faced with because of his strong belief and faith in Allah that nothing happens without His knowledge or consent. An example I can give you is when I boldly told him to marry another woman so he can have a child.
And he honestly responded: “How sure are you that if I marry another woman I will have a child? It’s God’s will that I don’t have to have a child and as a true Muslim, I accept that!”
During those long months after I had two surgeries in a row in the late 2000s because of cancer, he proved to be loyal to me and able to withstand his “humanness”. He persevered and waited for me to be ready to return to our nuptial activities. He could have easily married another woman (as most Kuwaitis do) or played around with more-than-willing women during those times of his needs, but he remained a “saint” worthy of emulation by other men. It was his fear of Allah which has made him able to surpass those manly difficulties as far as biological needs are concerned. But, of course, he loves me, he said, and admitted that he can’t imagine himself with another woman!
He once told me that his only aim each day is to make me happy. He would always ask himself: “How can I make my wife happy today?” So, one can easily understand that he never made me sad or cry, except during those times he will look straight into my eyes and declare his love for me!
He is the kindest, the most understanding and the most patient husband ever. He is also very responsible and he seriously attends to his duties and has been providing for all my needs. He has even taken over the sustenance of my family members and relatives by providing me with a very generous monthly allowance. And whenever there is a need for more, he never hesitates to give.
Money-wise, I have never encountered any difficulties with him. Once he sees me with a long face and in deep thought, he simply asks “How much do you need?” And I never have to explain to him where the money will go. He understands fully that I am most happy when I help the poor and lowly and because his daily aim is to make me happy, it goes that he takes care of all my other needs.
Our life together is very peaceful. And so comfortable each one of us feels the satisfaction of having an almost perfect husband and wife relationship. It’s our open communication which is making this possible and the honesty and sincerity of having to admit a petty wrong-doing and the peace of having been “forgiven”. Actually there never has a need to forgive at all because we both share a very understanding stance.
Waleed is my strength, next to God, and he makes me able to withstand all the health challenges I face at the moment. I actually feel that he shares the pains and aches with me and that eases tremendously my burden!
So blessed really I am that despite my flaws and “liabilities”, Waleed remains loyal and married to me.
As he celebrates today his 50 years of living on this earth, of which he already has spent 28 of those years with me, I specially thank God and pray that our love together will remain strong!
“Thank you so much dear Allah for giving Waleed to me!”