So I’ve been itching to blog about everything thats been going on but I didn’t want to jinx it. Evil eye it. Fudge it up. Etc.
But now- alhumdulillah!- everything has fallen into place so I can scream it from the rooftops:
Mr. MM and I are moving to the US inshAllah the beginning of August!
I’m so friggin’ excited. For real.
Its bittersweet as Mr. MM must needs leave his family behind as I left mine- the bane of all international marriages- and I will miss them a lot as well.
Its true that I hate living here and have had a difficult time with many things about Egypt. But like so many foreigners, and even Egyptians, before me I have mixed feelings for this terrible and wonderful land. I love Egypt very much but I can’t stand it at the same time. Living here has been the most wonderful and awful experience combined.
And the thought of going home- dear God! It makes me ’bout levitate every time I think about it.
There’s so much to do, so much to think about, so much to worry about, and so much to plan.
I’ll miss you Um ad-Dunya*, I’ll miss you as much as I’ll be happy to be away from you.
* The Arab world calls Egypt ‘Um ad-Dunya’ which means ‘Mother of the World’ as Egypt has been the cradle of civilization since, oh, FOREVER.