Well, just like everyday Ramadan, I wanted to invite my friends over for an iftar/dinner. After all, there is so much reward in feeding the fasting person and cooking is something that is not too difficult so why not reap all the rewards I can?
Yesterday (Friday), I emailed/called a few friends to come over for Sunday. One of my friends who lives a bit further away said she can only make it on Saturday (today), which was the next day! But I moved a lot of things around and said Saturday would be fine. I was supposed to go to my in-laws house today as well and I even changed the date with them! And, it was only supposed to be a girls event but she couldn't come without her husband so I changed it to a couples event and didn't invite some of the people that I wanted to. After all this trouble, she messaged me today around noon and said she can't make it, because her husband thought that the iftar was next Saturday.
I am pretty upset right now. I understand things come up and you can't make it sometimes, but I had to do so much in such short notice for her only to find out that she cancels on me. I even made all the meat last night so that I wouldn't have to do so much work today. Now, there will be so much food. I can't invite anyone else because the iftar is in 5 hours! Who is going to come on such short notice?
Subhanallah! I am really trying not to be annoyed, but it is so hard. I do not want to have such feelings in my heart, especially during Ramadan.
Any tips on being patient or what I can do to feel a little better? Should I talk to her or just let it go?
Until next time...