Hunting the Hummingbird - by David C Hoffman

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Mom's Night Out

Tuesday evening I met up with a handful of friends for dinner, dessert, and conversation.

I adore these friends I've made here in Kuwait (and many others not pictured below!) so much.

We met at The Cheesecake Factory, and we had the best time. We talked of politics, religion, and our grossest motherhood moments.

At one point we were laughing so loudly that I watched a waiter try and seat a couple at a table in our area -which was otherwise vacant- and saw them take one look at us hollering away, and turn to ask the server to be seated elsewhere. 
I did not blame them one bit. If I were on a date, I wouldn't have wanted to be seated near us either.

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That is a picture of six women, representing five different countries.
None of them Kuwait!
We are all expats trying to navigate life here.
These six women also represent three different religions. 
And with them, I laughed to the point of tears.

Get to know someone different from you.
If you have questions about your differences, in a respectful way, ask questions.
Educate yourself. 

Before we moved to the Middle East, I knew very little about the Muslim religion. Now I know a good amount, and it's because of open conversations, and kind friends who laugh lovingly at me when I ask stupid questions, and then answer them anyways.

My life is so much richer for it.