From Hernando Today
Hernando Today correspondent
Published: Sep 7, 2007
Marwa McElmurry is a young Egyptian woman who recently married an Irish-American, a former Baptist from South Carolina. Continents and worlds apart, they met two years ago, courting in cyberspace over the Internet.
He flew to Alexandria, Egypt to marry her.
Six months later, she flew to America to live in Spring Hill.
Marwa and her family are Muslims. As of 1996, so is her husband, Lance. They just had their first child, Adam, born only 10 weeks ago.
Marwa’s mother is visiting from Egypt, and is meeting Marwa’s American in-laws.
The family is preparing for Ramadan, the annual month-long Islamic holy season that begins this year at sundown Wednesday, Sept. 12. Fasting is observed from sunrise to sunset each day.