This Ramadan has been truly miraculous for at least one family. Part of their story has been told on this blog, and on Coolred's Rant here and here.
One miracle has been the zakat, sadaqa, and charity they have received since the beginning of Ramadan.
More about miracles in a later post, for now it is time to celebrate because--THEY'RE OFF!
Coolred and the Gang are taking off now (September 19, 2009 1:30AM Bahrain Time) from Bahrain International Airport, via
destination Paris, then straight on to the USA
Thanks to the generosity of the blogosphere, and a "little" (a lot of) help from their friends, Bahraini and American, this bicultural and binational family is reuniting in their maternal homeland--even more of a homeland, perhaps, because Coolred "where did she get that hair and those eyes?" LeeAnn is 3/4 Cherokee
and 1/4 Irish.
Oh, that's where she got that hair and those eyes!
After 10 months of geographical disconnects all 6 family members--mother, 3 sons and 2 daughters--will be together on Sunday, September 20, 2009 at about 1:30AM MDT. Only 24 hours to go!
CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE!
A Red White and Blue Salute from the Canadian Snowbirds!
Wave to your right as you cross the USA!