I need to yell S.O.S!!! Actually, I really need to yell S.O.C. Which means "Save Our Children". And scream, "Can anyone see the danger in Iraq?" I hope by now you can all see my frustration. So many people will not see a child beyond their front door. BTW, if neighbors wouldn't put me in jail I would yell from my front porch to get peoples attention!!! That is who I am! I don't want to get into politics...but, I don't feel it is right to let this go on unnoticed. I will stand up and do all I can for a child in need. You bloggers need to too!!! I want to blog today about my friend "Sunshine". Her blog is http://livesstrong.blogspot.com/. That is exactly what she does... She "Lives Strong". She is a young girl of 14 and she needs our prayers!!! Having spoke with many Christians the first question they ask is, "Does she know the Lord?" I need to respond with, "Yes...but, fear is fear!!" Please put yourself in her home. In her family. She is a big sister, a daughter, and a young teenager!!! I met her through my son Josiah. He introduced me to her last Christmas. She is the person who gave me the desire to blog. Although, I feel the need to let you know Neurotic Mom help me put this desire into action. Thanks Neurotic mom:) So, anyway, Josiah is a boy full of compassion and came across her blog and said, "Mom you need to read her blog. Her name is Sunshine and she is incredibly strong for her age. She is the same age as Alyssa ( my daughter). And I can't imagine what any of my little sisters would do if this happen to them". Of course with this information I had to go to her blog. Here is where I started:
I was born in 29/1/1992 , I grow up among well educated family. My school is far away from my home & the way to it is dangerous , so every day considered as a challenge. I have many dreams & ambitions, I wish that one day they become true . I want to be an engineer in the future , my mom always support me to accomplish my ambitions … optimism is my strategy always… Computer & internet are my life & what I do in my spare time , But if we don’t have electricity, I spend my spare time reading , writing, listening to music ,& doing some handmade work … I found that Blogging is a great way to express my thoughts , opinions, & feelings to the world ,to get friends & to share them my happy & sad moments…. This is sooo powerful because it is written through the innocence of a child. You can see her honesty in the words she types. When I first started reading I was comforted to see life wasn't as bad as I had imagined. She said, "This is what life is really like living as an a child in Bagdad". She spoke of how it wasn't as bad as the press made it sound. She showed precious pictures of her family and a birthday party. I was able to see life through her eyes. As I continued to read the many posts I was shocked to see the change. The violence had moved to her part of the city and her parents could no longer protect her from danger. It is now all around her!! I'm glad that by blogging other bloggers can see the changes one goes through in life. She was a child without fear and after a few posts was soon a brave young girl who has to cling to God for protection. Yet through everything she has hope in people and in life. Please read this post and go immediately to her blog and comment. Encourage this young girl that life is worth fighting for. This is a concept which most of have forgotten. She is here to remind us of what it is like looking through the eyes of yet another hurting child!!! Please note...this is not a political blog and to comment politically to a child her age will only increase her fears....also, anger towards adults....
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Good and Bad news ..
The day before yesterday at afternoon I felt so happy when I knew that my grandparents will visit us next week , as you know they live in Baghdad , and we didn’t see them for 8 months because the road to Baghdad is very dangerous and most of the time locked by US troops , and I can’t spend long time in the car in such hot weather because I have asthma , I talked to my grandma few days ago by internet as there is no phone services between us , and I told her about my mom , and how she misses them ,and that she became very frustrated and angry person , in the same day grandpa decided to risk and come to Mosul next week .We made a good program to them , they will stay only 5 days in Mosul, in the first day they will rest, then in the next day we will visit the uncles and relatives , the next day in the morning we will go to Kurdistan ( YES , I am sooooo excited, we will go to Dhook which is about 30 minutes by car , and we will visit a near by summer resort ) , next morning we will have our breakfast in a Casino near the Tigris river , (I went there few days ago , and took pictures and video to show you ) , then in the next day we will celebrate my grandma’s birthday . please pray that they will arrive Mosul safely and have a comfortable and quick journey.yesterday my mom and I began to prepare and clean the house , windows and everything , and I wanted to organize my room , it was in a horrible condition ( but now it is organized) , as my room very very hot I didn’t enter it or organize it since 4 months , I have only a fan , and the air-cooler doesn’t work !! ,anyway at 10:30 am while I was cleaning the floor and my mom was organizing the library, heavy shooting began , I told my mom to go downstairs , because there are big windows in our living room, but she replied “ no , just stay away from the windows “ suddenly many near by explosions were heard , without any word, I carried my brother and ran , my mom and sister ran too , we hide downstairs for an hour , the sound of the explosions and shootings were so high , my brother was very scared , he hold my mom so tight , my grandma’s face looked pale, and everyone was tired from the uncomfortable sit !!!! I remembered the old days when we used to hide under the stairs or stand near the corner for 5 and 6 hours , everyone was praying for the policemen, national guards, and the neighbors safety, and that the good guys win the fight against the bad, and that’s what happened , after an hour our policemen and national guards with the help of the US troops who came after an hour with many helicopters defeated the terrorists.My family members didn’t injure ( thank god ) , but bullets entered the walls and hit a neon ( small losses ) , but a woman and boy were killed when a mortar fall on their house , & the dad was badly injured , in the same time another neighborhood witnessed a fight , 8 citizens were injured , and one man was killed .We were happy in the day before , then we became upset and scared in the next day, we kept hearing shootings and explosions all the day , my brother couldn’t sleep at night , he was very frightened.In the same day I was checking my E-mails , and I found an offline message from my grandma says “ yesterday your grandpa went to the market , and while he was shopping, the US soldiers started to walk in the street , they were many , your grandpa asked a soldier gently whether he can depart , and do you know what the soldier answered ? he said “shut up”. ! grandpa turned to another soldier and asked him the same question – son , can I go of please ?- and the soldier replied “ we are leaving, in a moment “.“ I chatted with grandma I was so angry , that soldier’s attitude ,affected my respect to the military so badly, because the soldiers should represent their country’s ethics and leave a good impression , this bad soldier was so impolite and rude , I told my grandma ( relax grandma , the soldier’s parents didn’t behave him well , that’s in case he has parents , I am sure that he lives in a box under the bridge ,and he is blessed to sleep in a tank ! ) and I still mean what I said , my grandpa is very educated wise respectful man , and he is loved by everyone, , my grandpa is a civil engineer , studied in USA , he traveled round the world because he worked for the “Arab organization for the industrial development” , that soldier SHOULDN’T talk to grandpa like that.Sunshine Please pay Sunshine a visit! Read her blog and the links to her family and friends....Another powerful blog!http://aviraqi.blogspot.com