This is a really hard
email to write…
noticed I haven’t sent out a broadcast in some time. But I assure you that I haven’t
forgotten you need my gentle guidance in your business.
It’s just that on the 6th
of august, I lost my grandmother.
This came in the most
difficult month I have had in some years. While there’s no need for me to get
into details, over the past few weeks I’ve been dealing with three of life’s
death, and relocation to another country.
Yes, we’re moving the
YaghiLabs headquarters to Dubai.
In fact, the news of
my grandmother’s death came right after I signed the lease papers for a new
office in the UAE.
Nazira, she was my mother before my own mother. She was fond of telling the
story of how my father brought me at six months old from the USA under his arm
like a sheep, legs waving in the air. Dropped me off to her house in Jordan and
She raised me as one
of her own.
I called her “Yumma”
(mother) the same as all her children my uncles and aunts.
Since I was her first
grandchild, her other children all call her Yumma now too, following my lead.
Just a few days
before, I had kissed her goodbye hurriedly as I raced out to the airport. Fully
expecting to see her in a few days after the move to the UAE was finalized.
A couple of days later,
on the 1 year anniversary of my grandfather’s death, she dropped dead whilst in
the praying, whilst fasting, on the holiest day of the holiest month in her
She was a good pious woman.
And she will always be remembered well.
Before she died, she
put up a large acreage of land for charitable works and started a family fund
for a 10 year philanthropic project she had wished for all her life.
This woman was
illiterate. She could neither write nor read. And the last time she left the
house was 7 years ago when her children built her a new home and she moved into
She raised and educated
8 children, 4 of which have Doctorate degrees and 4 of which have Masters
degrees in a variety of disciplines.
I will miss her.
Thank you to all who
wrote in with sympathetic prayers for her soul. I was floored by the kindness
of our subscribers.
Also, I’d like to take
this opportunity to apologize and thank you for your patience to all our
clients who waited patiently for rescheduled consultation appointments and delayed
I assure you that we
will make it up to you starting today.
I’d also like to thank
our faithful and diligent staff who immediately took over my workload and kept
business running as usual here at YaghiLabs.
Thank you to everyone.
The good news is that
we are back in full swing.
We’re almost caught up
on our client work and my newsletter emails should resume starting today.