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Eid Mubarak!

I was totally caught by surprise! I thought we were going to have a very very quiet Friday, last day of Ramadan, but awoke to hear an unusual and continuous amount of traffic in the middle of the night.

“I think the Eid started,” Adventure Man said groggily. “I got an Eid message.”

“I don’t think so, ” I said, based on absolutely nothing, “it’s not supposed to start until Saturday.”

In all our years living in the Middle East, I have never known an Eid to come early. I have known Eids to wait a day – even two – while the fasting seemed endless, and people dragged themselves to get through one more day, and then one more. But this totally caught me by surprise!

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(This photo from a fabulous blog: Astropix.

Blessings of Eid to all my Muslim friends! Blessings! Blessings! May you always have enough! May you be surrounded by friends and family who love you! May your hearts be full of gratitude to God, for all these blessings, known and unknown!

October 12, 2007 - Posted by | Community, Cross Cultural, Eid, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Middle East, Spiritual

11 Comments »

  1. Good morning šŸ™‚ Yeah, we were caught by surprise but hey! That’s good!

    Hope you enjoy your holiday šŸ™‚

    Comment by chikapappi | October 12, 2007 | Reply

  2. Thanks, Chikki, and you, too!

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 12, 2007 | Reply

  3. Happy Eid to u 2. šŸ™‚

    Comment by Shoush | October 12, 2007 | Reply

  4. hey happy eid too youu too šŸ™‚

    and everythingn is passing soo quickly…

    Comment by Blue Dress | October 12, 2007 | Reply

  5. Happy Eid to you, Shoush. Do you have any family in Qatar, by chance?

    Blue Dress – Did you think Ramadan went fast this year? I felt like it just ZOOOOOMED by.

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 12, 2007 | Reply

  6. Thank you habeebty! šŸ˜€

    Comment by 1001 Nights | October 12, 2007 | Reply

  7. I’ve made a special prayer for YOU, Zin! šŸ™‚

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 12, 2007 | Reply

  8. I love it, she has a ‘hilal’ picture !

    Eid Mubarak Intlx! And to the Adv. Man as well.

    Had 5 hours of sleep the last 48 hours but still kicking here!!

    I now dream of stacked, baloney sandwiches amidst plush cushions! Talk about 3rd culture love…

    Comment by amer | October 12, 2007 | Reply

  9. Happy Eid šŸ™‚

    Comment by 3baid | October 13, 2007 | Reply

  10. ‘Hilal’ means crescent moon? I didn’t know that! I am always looking for names for the cats who come into my life . . . One will be Suhail, after the Yemeni Star, and now maybe one will be Hilal! I love astronomical names!

    But Baloney? ? ? Oh Amer! *she groans*

    I had Palestinian students once, who very excitedly, on their return from Oomra, told me that they had prayed for me there. I felt SO blessed. And we feel so blessed to be here now.

    Hope you are catching up on your sleep!

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 13, 2007 | Reply

  11. Thank you, 3baid! I hope you are having a wonderful Eid!

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 13, 2007 | Reply


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