20 Days

Since we have met Jamal and Hiba this is definitely the longest we have gone without seeing each other.  We were away for 20 days from mid December.  Most days Hiba and I would text through WhatsApp – at least whenever I could find wifi we did. We were due to arrive back to Montreal on Jan 3. Hiba phoned me that day but we were in transit, in an airport in Denver. I said I will call you tomorrow! She said I miss you! Every weekend they come to our house, hang out for several hours, and we cook a big meal together. The boys are in day care, and the eldest Ahmed will be switching to a new school as he needs more stimulation with kids his own age. He has speech delays and will need special help with that if he is to start school in September.