Reading, Traveling, singing, Poetry readings, concerts, surfing the internet (how I found VJ!) hanging out with my family and friends and Talking to my HUSBAND!!!!
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California Service Center
I met Ahmed on Vacation in Cairo Egypt in August of 2007. I had been having a really rough time with dating and I decided to take a trip to Egypt, do some sight seeing and get my mind off of all the stress and drama of Chicago. I arrived there on a Sunday and immediately starting my tours! I didn't want to have any free time to do anything but focus on ME.
Allah had a different plan for me. I went to breakfast on the morning of August 21st and who did I see? Ahmed. He smiled at me. Everything in my body sloooowed down. I couldn't move. He walked past me and said, Hello.. how are you? I could not stop smiling, I managed to get out hello but that was it. His friends helped me out and came over and started talking. They were a traveling theater group from Alexandria and they were there to perform in Cairo. Ahmed was a singer. Me being deeply into music and theater I thought that was pretty cool. I noticed that his friends were doing alot of the talking but he had not said much...just stood looking at me, I asked why he wasn't talking and his friend, Mida said...Oh he speaks VERY little English! I said Oh my God!!! How can we communicate?? I for sure thought that was the end of it. I didn't speak Arabic and he didn't speak English..(Love is Universal and can conquer, even Language barriers) We talked in a group, his friends translating, Me helping out as much as I could. It was the strangest thing because I could FEEL his energy and his spirit was so beautiful. I was invited to the play which I happened to understand although it was in Arabic. we went back to the hotel and we sat up for 24 hours and talked to each other without a translator. Just using pictures, writing words, saying things in English and in Arabic. By the end, we were understanding each other and we were in love. I never believed in love at first site until I met My Habibi. I came back to the states and we communicated by email, webcam and phone, He went from speaking no English to about 50% now. I went back in November 07 and we married November 21st. 3 months exactly from the day we met. I love him with all of my heart. He completes me. We both say, it was Allah who brought us together and I am forever grateful for it.
Hello Shawna, How are you doing girl? Things are going very well my way. Marriage life is an adjustment. It is true when they said marriage is about give and take..AND UNDERSTANDING. All the same I thank God for everything.