talk about my life as a young mother hoping to do the best for her children in spite of the life difficulies.As a Dentist I want to share you my occupational ticklers...

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Location: mosul, Iraq

I am a 37 years old mom ,I am a mother of 3 children. I am a Dentist. I try to make every thing perfect. The life I have, the difficulties I face make me anxious.. I like to have a social life; I cannot resist my feeling of being lonely, but I don’t have good social life, & I am lonely.

Monday, October 01, 2007

lucky to stay alive

For the forth time a near loud explosion damaged our house so badly ,and frightened my kids . Allah saved us but not all our neighbors were as lucky as we were, the injured had to walk to the hospital as no ambulance could come to our neighborhood because we were surrendered, I sadly saw my young female neighbor walking with her 3 years old nephew with bloody body to reach the hospital which is about 2 km away from our neighborhood. of course our windows were broken and the doors too ,the house was full of dust, smoke , shrapnels and brokered glass.
while we started to check our losses a second very deafening explosion startled us which caused very bad damages and scared us specially my children ,Merriam kept screaming and lost the ability to walk, Sunshine carried her , yoyo was screaming and crying ,he was asleep when the explosion awaked him…..
We were all fasting ,hungry ,and thirsty .it was 3 pm when we started to sweep the dust and the glass ,with pain, hunger, anger and thirst we almost finished the most important steps of the cleaning ,as the sun set we supposed to have our fotoor( meal ),we didn't cook any thing, as we were busy , so we prepared some simple dish of eggs and meet, 15 minutes before fotoor I fainted ,I was shaky while I was cleaning ,then suddenly I fell at the ground, I must had hypoglycemia…….


Anonymous steen said...

Sunshine's Mam, I am so sorry to hear of your life in terror. Thank you for posting. I wish I could help you. More importantly, I wish I could help your children. Sad. I am comfortable at home. My children are at their schools.

01 October, 2007  
Anonymous Lynn said...

I'm glad to hear that you are all ok. What a frightening experience. I had heard that there were explosions in Mosul near the police station and I worried about you and you family as I always do when I hear about something happening near you. We just have to keep praying that you all come out of this mess safely.

01 October, 2007  
Anonymous Wayne said...

Eni Mama,

I am so sorry to know that it happened so near to your home. I had read about it in the news paper and heard it on the television news. I worried about you and your family. I am glad that none of your family was injured.

I wish that all the good people of Iraq would join together and report all the terrorists to the police, Iraq army or US army. I believe that would make it more difficult for the bad people.

Please know that I care deeply for all innocent Iraqi people and wish them a safe and pleasant life.

I continue to ask God to protect all Iraqi people who are not murderers.bsggKa

01 October, 2007  
Blogger Treasure of Baghdad said...

الله يكون بعينكم و يصبركم. الحمد لله عالسلامة. ان شالله الله يحميكم جميعا

01 October, 2007  
Blogger field of dreams said...

Mama, I'm glad you and your family are all right! I'm sorry your house was damaged. Please take care. Hugs to all, and prayers that you stay safe.

01 October, 2007  
Blogger SoCalMom said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and have been engrossed for the last two hours. I brought my daughter, who is also 15, out of her bedroom to read Sunshine's blog and she was very surprised to see that the two of them have many things in common, country music for starters as well as finding their education to be of the utmost importance.
I live in the United States, Southern California to be more specific, and I must say that it is very difficult to truly comprehend not only living under your circumstances, but trying to raise a family while enduring those same circumstances.
Your strength and resolve speak volumes for your character. You are enduring what no person, let alone mother, should ever have to endure and one can only conclude that your faith in God and humanity has seen you through thus far.
You are forever in my heart and although I can only offer words of support, which seem rather inadequate at the moment, I just wanted you to know that you have touched another human being very deeply...much more than any CNN report or media report is capable of accomplishing.
I pray that you will find some solace soon.

01 October, 2007  
Anonymous Indigo said...

Is it possible to e-mail you - I wondered if you had thought of applying to the UK's Highly Skilled Migrant programme, and if you wish to explore that I would help you deal with the application procedures (you can begin the application process on-line). There is a shortage of dentists here, and if you are admitted on the Highly Skilled Migrant programme you can bring your family with you.

You can count on my "bona fides" - I have been reading Iraqi bloggers for four years - I am 20 years older than you and based in London, UK.

03 October, 2007  
Blogger Kel said...

I was wondering the same thing indigo just posted. Is it possible for your family to move somewhere out of Iraq for now while it is so dangerous? I fear for your entire family.

May God continue protecting you and your family and giving you and your husband wisdom.

- Kelly

03 October, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so happy you are okay! Oh my, what a nightmare...

Have you considered taking your family to another, safer, country? I don't know what it must be like for you, but something tells me you should get out of the situation you are in, for your children's sake...

I'm praying for you and your loved ones.

04 October, 2007  
Blogger christine said...

You and your family are so brave.. I wish I could say something or do something to make it all better but I am powerless.
I will post your journal in my blog so everyone will be able to read the stories of your life.
Take care.

04 October, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear about the conditions that surround you. I wish people could better understand each other. Unfortunately, it seems as if we build walls between each other. I can't describe how painful it is for me to read your blog and to realize that leaders from my country that have led to your country's instability. Most Americans cannot comprehend how hard and frightening life must be for you. I would like you to know that I'm praying for you and your family. Thank you for writing.


09 October, 2007  
Blogger Cass said...

To read of the terrible experiences that are a part of your everyday life, really make me appreciate my life, and everything that i have.
It saddens me to hear about you, and your children who having to grow up living in such a harsh and brutal environment, i sorely wish there was something more i could do for you.
Keep blogging and stay safe
my thoughts will be with you, sunshine and your other children.
Always Cass

24 October, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mama -

We are about the same age - I am 37, live in the United States and work @ NASA. I am so Blessed and your stories really bring home how precious family is - I hurt to read of your life there. I know you & your family would long to live as we do ... free to walk the streets, go shopping safely, go to school.

Please understand that the American's and other Nations are trying their best, in the name of humanity, to give you this - but to get there, there are the terrorists who continually strive to cause violence and bloodshed. When they are gone (if they ever are) peace should follow. But who can stand up to them, besides the Forces?

I realize that we are different cultures, but we are humans ... we both are 30-something years old with kids ... we all really want the same thing deep down. The difference is, most Americans like me take our Freedoms and protections for granted. In you case, they are being fighted for. In our Nation, there have been Civil Wars, two World Wars, and others in the past for Civil Liberties and such.

Our Amry & Marines fighting there are mostly only 6-10 years older than your daughter! Not everyone is the same - Christian or Muslim - but really, in 2007/2008, I have to believe that people *our* age have the desire for FREEDOM. The old mindset of violence is bad and will take many years to change that. They need education and good employment to change their thinking.

I just hope, and I know sometimes you must blame us Americans, but I really hope there are more people like you who want just a peaceful life ... no one has to "convert" to any certain religion - everyone is equally human - personal rights and protection for a good future for your children is what this is all about. If not, and all the Troops leave, then what do you think the Arab fighters are going to do? It will be mass chaos worse than now.

As each year passes, more and more 30-something people are going to feel that same urge. Not to necessarily become like America, but to just live good and in peace.

In America, we have "gangs" ... thugs with no good job or backgrounds, and they could easily take their weapons and come across with something like Iraq and we'd have to use the National Guard or Army in a certain situation - I guess the reason that does not get to that level has something to do with Culture - is all I can make of it.

If you just lived in New Jersey ... or Montana ... or Florida, and was a Dentist, you'd have such a pleasant life. I know you'd rather have it in your own Country, and I pray that our Soldiers can help make that happen. It pains me to hear people talking about Americans & Brittons who are giving their young lives to better others, as if they are doing something not worthy.

Hang in there MAMA ... have Faith. If it is your wish, them freedom is not something that will fall from the sky ... it is a collective desire - something the MAJORITY of people there have to want, and I suspect it will be people your age and your kids age, who will ultimately make the difference. It may take awhile.

Praying for your family, from the United States of America.

02 November, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just want say you are very lucky to save your life and god always help you and your children's..

17 July, 2008  

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