Well I'm going to make this entry quick because it is late and I've had a long day. I drove to my mom's in Vermont today. Its about 225 miles and 4 1/2 hours from my house. I did come alone, which I know I should not have done, but for us all to leave for a weekend is sometimes near impossible.
It was a nice drive, not really any traffic, and once you get off the highway the scenery is beautiful. Nice little towns, winding roads and farms everywhere. There is something about coming home that makes me relax... the fresh air, the mountains and the sparser population all seem to help. Alhamdulillah I got here alright.
Tomorrow mom and I will spend the day doing simple things, but inshallah it will be time well spent. Please make dua that I can be a good example for my mom and that Allah opens her heart to Islam.