Monday, December 8, 2008

My Eid

Alhamdulillah, today was a prety good day. The morning started off a bit cold, but warmed up. I always seem to wake up earlier than normal on Eid. I think its just the excitement and anticipation of it. Or maybe it might be cause Im still sick. I was up way before fajr, making breakfast, getting everything together. Im just happy I got to wear my pretty abaya. We left a little late but alhamdulillah got there about 10 min. before the started the prayer. I saw a few sisters I know, you know how that goes.
I wasn't planning on going to watch the brothers sacrifice the animals, but I did. I still can't believe that I actually went and that my stomach was able to handle it. It was me and 2 other sisters and their kids. I didn't freak out as much as I thought I would. It was a bit funny at first because the sheep were running all around, trying to knock down the gate. But I actually watched it when they slit their throats. It was horrible when they were still moving around afterwards. Then they went to hacking at the sheep. I dont think that was too bad, well yeah cuz I was standing at a distance. So now I have some of it in the oven cooking and all I can hear right now is BAAAA!! lol. We gave some away already and the hubby went to go spend time with some brothers. My Eid will continue tomorrow in ATL with a few friends. Can't wait!! Insha'Allah everyone had a wonderful Eid


Naimah Umm Khadijah said...

Assalamu 'alaykum sis, Glad you had a good day, ooh not sure if I could watch a sheep get slaughtered, your brave! masha'Allaaah.
Masha'Allaah I love it when we have the three days for 'eid. such a special time alhamdulillaah.

M.J. said...

MasAllah you're sooo brave. I'm not sure if I could handle watching that! I can only imagine those bath and body works cute lambies getting slaughtered :( lol

Umm Ismail said...

lol Eid Mubaraq sister i Laughed when I read this . Made my night Masha allah.