When is Eid?
It is a week far...
OMG!! No, I need Eid to be sooner. Did I forget to buy anything.
Don't worry, you have everything you need!
This was my convention with my mom every single year. I have always been so excited for Eid since childhood. Eid was an opportunity to force my mom to buy anything I want, get money from my dad, play with my cousins , and eat sweet as much as I can. However, as I made my plan for my future, I did not think of small things. I looked at the bigger picture.
This Eid is going to be my forth Eid far from my family. The first Eid, I cried whole night and went through my family pictures. I called my family and cried the whole time. My only words that I could think and say were "I wish I was in Afghanistan, what my family/ friend doing right now, or even why am I in the United States?
I remember I was at school in second Eid. I took a day off and went to celebrate it with an Afghan family. It was so much fun, but I was still crying ,posting sad song, and wishing that I was in Afghanistan.
But, I am not excited about Eid anymore, neither I wish to be in Afghanistan nor I cry. I learned how to enjoy my time wherever I am . It was a hard lesson to learn, but I am very lucky to learn sooner than later.
Eid is the day after tomorrow in the United States. I did not buy new clothes, did not do henna and I am neither worrying about it. Every day is Eid to me because I get to enjoy at least one thing I do during the day. My Eid is when I get a good grade at school, see my new afghan friends in the US talking about their achievement, and knowing that my family is safe.
EVERY DAY IS EID!!
Happy Eid to my all Muslim friends!!! :)