Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Ramadan Zakat, Sadaqa, Charity: Update--They're Off!

By Chiara


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



via




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!

11 comments:

Chiara said...

**mommylicious** said...
I am extremely happy to read this...

Chiara said...

caraboska said...
coolred, I wish I had had enough money available to help out materially, but I am so happy for you that you have enough anyway to reunite your family! May God grant you safe travel and... Eid Mubarak! 'Cause you'll be there just in time for Eid! Now that is really special...
September 19, 2009 1:16 PM

Chiara said...

mightydacz said...
wallah....im very happy for coolred...
September 19, 2009 1:59 PM

Chiara said...

Mommylicious-thank you for sharing your joy.

Caraboska-Coolred has repeatedly expressed her gratitude for all the best wishes and prayers, and the contributions whether wished, small, or large. I'm sure she shares your sentiment of the specialness of arriving in the USA for Eid.

Mightydacz-thank you for sharing your happiness.
September 19, 2009 4:39 PM

Chiara said...

Thanks Susanne--You rightfully perceived my joy!! And yes, now I really want to FLY!!! Indeed, there is high praise to God for this wonderful turn of events.

Chiara said...

Monica said...
Chiara, you're just all over the place aren't ya? Well I'm sure glad of it because I was wondering if they were enroute yet, so thanks much for the post. YAY!!!!
September 20, 2009 8:32 PM

Chiara said...

Monica--I'm glad you're glad, you're welcome, and I share your YAY!!!!
Oh, and look for your name in a post coming up SOON! :)
September 20, 2009 8:50 PM

Chiara said...

Monica said...
uh oh.... :)
September 20, 2009 9:24 PM

Chiara said...

LOL :)
September 21, 2009 12:26 AM

Chiara said...

srinivas said...
thanks for nice update - i was not aware about updation in your blog :)
September 21, 2009 7:29 PM

Chiara said...

Srinivas-- It is good to have you comment here. I'm glad you enjoyed the update, and hope you enjoy the next post on Coolred's story "Eid Al-Fitr and Thanksgiving: 'Do you believe in miracles?'".

September 21, 2009 9:51 PM

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