It was the summer of 1998 and Aboud was traveling around Europe with college friends after graduating from
Aboud, who was born and raised in
Aunty Samar had two daughters and a son. On the day of his arrivel to Amman, Jordan, Aunty Samar's eldest daughter, Tamara, showed up from work and told Aboud he had two hours to get ready. She’d be back to pick him up so she can show him Jordan’s nightlife. ‘Oh my God, she’s beautiful’, thought Aboud, showered and got ready meticulously. He couldn't wait to hit the town with this beautiful and mysterious woman he just met.
Two hours later Tamara came back to pick him up, boyfriend in tow. Aboud’s heart sank.
Regardless, that night and for the next four days, Tamara and her boyfriend showed Aboud around, and he had a great time. They flew to
When the boyfriend wasn’t around, Aboud and Tamara would have hours of interesting conversation. He found out she was born in
Aboud’s four days were up and he flew back to the
It was October 2000 and Aboud made his long awaited move on Tamara in the
Aunty Samar, by this point, was getting agitated. ‘Are you going to propose?’ she demanded. Aboud made a proposal. He proposed that Tamara move to the
So Tamara moved from
A year later, December 2001, they were visiting
And so they decided to get married in
The trip to