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Angel Wings

Every now and then, a blessing happens that is just so magnanimous, so unexpected, that I am just overwhelmed with awe at it all.


One of my sweet friends flew into Doha to help me unpack boxes. I was stuck; the room I was unpacking required lots of decisions, and I just couldn’t see my way to making them. I was just overwhelmed.

My angel friend showed up on my doorstep and whirled through the boxes, unpacking, shooing me out of the room, getting everything put away while I worked elsewhere. The room is now in order, and, as she says, I can re-order it to my liking a little piece at a time, but meanwhile, I can work in there without having a panic attack from all the boxes not unpacked.

When she had finished unpacking and putting away, she put her hand on her hips and said “That’s all??? No more boxes???” I was tempted to let her loose on AdventureMan’s room, but I resisted the temptation. LLLOOOLLL, I was so stuck, and she really rescued me.

July 9, 2009 - Posted by | Community, Doha, ExPat Life, Friends & Friendship, Living Conditions, Moving, Qatar, Relationships, Spiritual, Work Related Issues


  1. Oh my, your experience with this unpacking business sounds nightmarish. Not at all like Christmas 😉 You’ve been at it for so long now, I’m beginning to wonder what you’ve got in all those boxes…???

    Thank goodness for fairies. Sending you strength via cyberspace,

    Miss Footloose (Tales of the Globetrotting Life)

    Comment by Miss Footloose | July 9, 2009 | Reply

  2. what a sweet gift! many hands do make the work light – and mind are coming soon 🙂

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | July 9, 2009 | Reply

  3. Those kinds of friends are truly angels. I had two of them who did the same thing for my sewing room except all they wanted me to do was watch where they put stuff–probably so I didn’t call them later and ask them where the ____ was. They couldn’t believe how many rotary cutters and other duplicate things I had due to “losing” them during a move. I’ll come help you when you come home. The storage stuff is the worst. (“Why did I keep that? What was I thinking?”)

    Comment by momcat | July 9, 2009 | Reply

  4. I see Hayfa came true on her promise . Good girl


    Comment by daggero | July 9, 2009 | Reply

  5. Little Diamond, we are SO looking forward to your arrival. 🙂

    Oh Momcat! Storage! I have entire military life in storage . . . 😦 Your offer is accepted! I will gladly accept your help!

    Daggero, you are right, may almighty God richly and abundantly bless her. I have never met anyone so quick to help others. I was so stuck, and she has me totally squared away now. I will always be in her debt for this, and – because she is that kind of person – she says it was “nothing.”

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 9, 2009 | Reply

  6. you can send her my way any time…

    Comment by jewaira | July 9, 2009 | Reply

  7. She lives near you, Lady J! 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 11, 2009 | Reply

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