Here it is, my essay in the New York Times, Modern Love column.
And here is the lovely lady at the heart of the story.
Lucy Deeqsan Victoria Jones
At her Djiboutian Afartanbax, or 40-day party, forty days after she was born
For her American passport
Breaking the Ramadan fast
Thrilled about Christmas
So glad you got to share this story with the world! Good thinking by the NYT for publishing it. And Congrats to you, too. I also found and enjoyed the Running with Sheep essay which was delightful. Thanks to Patty for the links.
What a fantastic story! You and Lucy are rockstars. And superheroes.
That is an awesome piece. You totally rock. I totally relate, I thought my twins would kill me but once they were past 3 I got broody and did it again. But I could never have tried a VBAC in those conditions! My baby took his time coming so they ended up cutting him out, but I can’t imagine the family pressure if I’d tried what you did!
Beautiful! thank you for sharing this story.
Great article. You are one brave woman.
I remember reading and being so touched by this article when it came out, so glad to find your blog.
MashaAllah, Lucy is absolutely beautiful! May Allah bless her and protect her always.
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