About

I am a person who loves to read and do a bit of gardening in my spare time. My husband died on 2nd Aug2012 of stomach cancer. It was a very sad time for my two children and myself. To while away the time on my hands I started blogging in February 2013.

The name Flowers and Breezes pertain to my actual name. My first name’s meaning is morning breeze. The middle name means a flower. That’s how Flowers and Breezes came into existence. For the name SheenMeem visit my archives and read,  “Call me Sheen.”

 

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    1. Thank you. At present I am in Pakistan, but for the next few months I will be in US. I still start crying at the mere mention of my husband. My daughter persuaded me to start writing my blog.

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  1. Assalamualaikum,

    Im so sorry about the loss of your Husband. A small advice from my side. As per my view or as per Islamic perceptive, A Muslim loves his near and dear ones so much so that he wants to be with his Parents, Wife, Husband and entire Family with him in Paradise.

    Islam is the true way of life which teaches a Muslims how to be positive and keep on loving your loved ones even when they die. There is a concept of Sawaab e Jariya in which a person who left this world will be benefited from their Family members. A Parent who has taught their children Islam, and if that children are pious and follow the knowledge you have imparted, you will get benefited of their righteousness and also they pray forever for your soul and after life. So I advice you to keep on doing things which benefits your and your loved ones after we leave this world. Due lots of Dua, prayers, and pay alams to poor and needy and help needy people in the way of Allah and pray that this good deeds benefit your Muslim parents and Husbands. Hope you understand what im saying. JazakAllah.

    http://defendummah.wordpress.com/2013/06/16/benefitting-the-deceased-by-giving-charity-on-his-behalf/

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    1. Thank you for your very kind words. I remember my husband all the time and include him in my Duas after my prayers. I also give to charity on his behalf. Thanks once again.

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  2. I am so very sorry for your loss. I lost my Dad over twenty years ago and have on occasions written about the loss and the man himself. I have found it always to be very healing. It is a long road. i hope you find many blogger friends to help you on your way.

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  3. I am sorry for your loss.
    Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: “Truly! To Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return.”
    They are those on whom are the Salawât (i.e. who are blessed and will be forgiven) from their Lord, and (they are those who) receive His Mercy, and it is they who are the guided ones.

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  4. I am very sorry for your loss and I know that it is not easy losing a loved one. I lost my grandfather nearly 10 years ago and I am so thankful that I feel his love and have great memories of him.

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  5. Hey, I’m from Pakistan as well. Thank you for the visit. I’m just two weeks old here.
    I hope you find strength within yourself to fight through these hard times. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.
    Glad i found you. Will be following you through out your journey.
    Looking forward to your advice on my blog as well.
    Thank you.
    Lots of Love from a fellow Pakistani!

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  6. Assalaam alaikum,I am delighted to know you. I am very sorry to hear about your husband’s passing. Mine passed away in 2005,he was a heart patient.I had a hard time for a while. I started doing online courses on Iqbal.I found it quite rewarding. I picked up blogging when one of my course participant started.
    My time is spent much better now.
    I found your post accidentally,I read about how your husband said,you are killing the Pushto language. I laughed and thought,I must try to write to you.
    My Dad made a rule,we have to know our mother tongue,and any other language we learned was fine with him.
    My name is Chaman. I use my nick name Ranu as my user name.
    Best wishes to you and your children.

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    1. Walaikum Assalam. I am equally delighted to hear from you. It’s sad to hear about your husband passing away. May his soul rest in peace, and May Allah Bless You with Happiness always, Ameen.
      My husband used to make jokes about my Pushto. I guess with a lifetime spent with him, I learn’t to speak Pushto the correct way.

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  7. Hi Sheenmeem,

    May I offer my condolences at the loss of your husband.

    Your name is a picture of loveliness; spring breezes and flowers.

    When I visit your blog, I am touched by the softness and calm presence of your theme.

    I am glad you are blogging. It is therapeutic to express yourself. I had a stroke in June of this year, and it was a source of encouragement to me, as I sought for things to share that I felt would be a blessing to my readers. My focus was not on what had befallen me and it kept depression at bay.

    Thank you for the follow on my blog.

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  8. May Allah reward your husband with the highest place in Jannatul al Firdause. Aameen.
    May Allah shower His choicest blessings upon you and your children. Aameen.
    The pen name you have chosen is awesome!
    Vassalamu Alaikum.

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  9. Dear Sheen,
    I am so sorry to read about the loss of your husband. Even though it is through sadness and grief that you began this blog, it is beautiful.

    I am a little late, but I want to wish you a Merry Christmas!
    Robin

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  10. Your decision to start blogging after the death of your husband was a wise one. I hope it has helped you do more than just while away the time. Writing is a good way to explore our own thoughts and feelings, especially after such a difficult time.

    Happy New Year.

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  11. Thank you Sheen for following my blog. I always like to read your blog and would like to say that you have an amazing talent in writing, so do keep writing. 🙂

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  12. I am sorry for your loss of your hubby. I lost my dad two days later from throat cancer. I lost my real mother when I was five she was 33. I hope I can encourage you to keep blogging. I was at another blog and found yours. Please stop by my blog. If you dont fancy my book blog, I have another one that is http://jackiespeaksit2014.wordpress.com./ I have blogged three years and just can’t settle on one blog or one topic or one anything. LOL

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  13. Hello! I’ve just found your blog and would like to compliment you on its peaceful feeling. 🙂 You write from the heart and touch a reader’s emotions. I enjoyed my visit!

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  14. Hi Sheen. I know you already got the Liebster Award. I just wanted you to know that I nominated you again when it came my way. 🙂 I have truly enjoyed your posts, so I never gave it a second thought! (well…MAYBE a half-second thought).

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  15. Where do you get those wonderful drawings from on all your posts? Do you do them yourself? If so, they are fantastic. They all seem to be by the same hand.

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  16. Hi Sheen. How do you feel about foregoing a daily prompt on June 2 and instead doing a Blog our? On that day, you’d be posting answers to 4 questions…erm..but I forgot to add that it would also mean asking 3 other bloggers if they’d be willing to answer those same questions and posting their answers a week after yours. I guess it’s a bit like a blog hop (I’m a newbie blogger, so these terms are new to me!).

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      1. Easy peasy. 🙂 But please don’t stress over them. It’s meant to be fun. 😛 Here are the questions:
        1. What am I working on at the moment?
        2. How does my work differ from others (of its genre)?
        3. Why do I write what I do?
        4. How does my writing process work?

        If you wouldn’t mind posting your answers on June 2nd? And link to my post when you do? If you have 3 bloggers you’d love to invite, please do! They’ll post their answers a week after yours & link their post to yours (no biggie if this part doesn’t happen).

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  17. I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. I have been married to Dean for seven years, and feel blessed every day for my time with him.
    Kudos to you for finding healthy outlets.

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  18. As I read Dream High or Fulfilled Dreams, I could see myself in Singapore or Malaysia with others who write like you. The young people there are quite animated and seem to have no troubles. I am sure that is not true for everyone there.

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  19. Please be delightfully advised – I nominate you for the Liebster Award – please see http://blainecindy.com/awards/liebster-award/

    Congratulations!

    This page will give you further details.

    Whether or not you decide to pass this award on to other bloggers is up to you, but I hope that you do so that we can keep the inspiration and love going among us.

    Either way, I wish you an amazing day!

    Cheers,

    Cindy

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