Now finished with the Nashville/Gatlinburg series I would like to share a bit about what's going on with me and the Morocco situation.
I was really trying to get there as soon as I could, but my dad has made it pretty clear that going to "that part of the world" with out a reason (i.e. wanting to and having a boyfriend there isn't enough) is not a good idea. Okay, so I feel him, I understand where he's coming from- he's my dad and he refers to me a "beautiful, 18yr old, blonde hair, blue eyed girl" as being "the one they'd be after" or something like that. In other words, he's afraid I'd be a target for predators(and here I was thinking it was about terrorism, silly me).
Anyway, so this brings me to my next not so original, kind of difficult, idea- Why not bring the boy here? Oh, did I mention that it's not so original, and also kind of difficult? I've thought of it before but we didn't think it would work, for multiple reasons. We've ruled out some of those reasons and now we think we only have one reason it may not work- the visa. It's kind of difficult to get, but considering my dad is on board now, I think it's possible to get it anyway. I've had my nay sayers critique already, but me and my family think that it may not be as difficult as it is perceived. Did I mention my family is in on this too? Yes, my family... Aaah, I love it! Okay, so this I guess could be considered as Plan B and habibi and dad are on board. Can life get better at this point? (Actually, yes it could, but I'm just really happy.)
So now I must say to the other nay sayers out there, please, don't send any nays my way. I don't need or want to hear it. I need all the positive energy and prayers possible for this effort. I do believe it is a good sign that my family is open to this idea and that maybe it just wasn't time yet to go to Morocco and when it is time, assuming all goes well, my dad will know someone personally who he would be able to trust with my safety.
Pictures from this weekend-
Proof that God knows the desires of my heart, look what I found (at Old Navy, of all places)...
Yep, the best spot to get lost is indeed, Morocco.. :)
And see here is a slightly modified necklace and earrings also from Old Navy.
Do you see the tiny Hand of Fatima on the bottom tier of the necklace and on the earrings?
I also saw a lot of other earrings that looked a bit Moroccan and was tempted to buy them but I've wanted some Hand of Fatima jewelry for a while now.
This is how I interpret such ethnic things being in American stores- America is seeing how wonderful the Moroccan and Arab cultures are, finally! I love being ahead of the trend.