There are times that I question my reasoning for writing this blog. I wonder if anyone reads? I wonder if it is serving a purpose? I wonder if I’m being vain …who do I think I am? Who cares about my life? Am I tempting fate by telling you about it?
Then, I received this email. I’ve gotten similar emails before, and they usually arrive just when I’ve started to second guess myself.
This time, I asked the writer’s permission to share her letter with you.
I wanted to tell you how refreshing it is to see something on the internet that isn’t automatically against Muslim men, the Muslim community, or anything like that in general.
I had terrible relationships in the past. All with men who treated me just as a prize to be won – and hated myself for it. Now I’ve found this amazing man, who happens to be Muslim. No one has ever treated me the way he treats me, no one has ever made me feel the way he does.But of course, as a non-Muslim raised in America, you have your wonders. So when I googled, EVERYTHING was designed to convince a non-Muslim that the man they were seeing was a devil – often times, it seems, basing it on a terrible relationship in the first place, but using the religion as the fault. So I stopped googling. Sure that the people that have successful relationships just don’t share. That maybe there’s not a community. And then, on chance, I found you this morning!
I haven’t read much of your blog yet. Just a few entries, as I’ve only just stumbled across it. But I will definitely be reading more, whether it be for advice, a sense that someone out there was in a similar boat and that it CAN work, or just to enjoy your writing. – Coda C.