Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Day Six of Ramadan

I was doing errands most of this hot day today.

I was thirsty. I couldn't wait to drink ice cold water. I reminded myself that I can do it, there is so many hours till "this" or "that" time.

Since DH works second shift, I break my fast at my parents' home. To me, eating with loved ones is essential to fully enjoy Ramadan.

Tomorrow will be the first time that I break fast alone. The reason is because I will be teaching my weekly night class. The time for me to break my fast is about 7 p.m., which is a good thing because that is when I give my class a five minute break. Although, I will not eat until after class (I hate eating in the classroom even as a student), I will drink some water or juice.

Right now, we are losing minutes as we fast because of the sunset. It's getting dark earlier each day. That will not be the case once we fast between January through August.

I am curious about your fasts. Do you fast? If so, how?


Carolyn Erickson said...

Faten, I did the coffee and cigarette fast the month before my wedding! Nervous and busy and couldn't stop to eat. But I looked great in my dress.

That's probably not what you meant though.

To answer your question seriously, I don't fast. But I've been reading your posts with interest. It's a glimpse into a way of life I'm not familiar with.


Serenity Now! said...

I don't fast... I knew some leaders in a church I used to attend did every once in a while, but it wasn't the same sort of fast... they'd go a week with just water. Or they may allow fruit juice...