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AfriGeneas Discuss! Forum Archive 2

Re: [WAR & PEACE ] Just Imagine
In Response To: [WAR & PEACE ] Just Imagine ()

: Just imagine receiving a phone call at 7:00 am on Sunday morning.
: When the phone rings that early you know it's got to be family.

: Me: Hello

: Mom: Did I awake you? Did you see the news last night?

: Me: No Mom, I have been trying not to watch the war coverage.

: Mom: You need to watch it. Did you see the black man that threw the
: hand grenade in the tent on his own soliders?

: Me: No Mom. I had the news on last night, but I really did not pay
: attention to it. I was half asleep.

: Mom: Well, I saw it and the man that threw the hand grenade looks
: just like "John" **

: Me: Mom, I really don't thik "John" has lost his mind,
: but I will get up and see what I can find out.

: Mom: Okay, I'm at work and I'm glad so that I won't be watching the
: news.

: Me: Mom, I'll call you later on your cell phone.

: Mom: Okay, bye.

: **************
: The above conversation was a phone call from my mom upset because
: the picture of the man that threw the hand grenade resembled my
: brother, "John" (Note: John is not his real name)
: She's at work a the hospital, outside on her cell phone. Just
: imagine hearng your Mom upset and you being afraid to turn on
: the tv to see this person that she is talking about.

: I did some praying and called up my sister and informed her about
: our conversation. She had also "heard" about the
: incident, but had not seen the picture. She said she would turn
: on the news and we would talk later.

: I flipped MSNBC and CNN back and forths listening to the news of
: the morning. They both talked about the incident but did not
: show the picture until I was about 10 minutes into the news. I
: finally saw the picutre of the man. His bowed head did resemble
: my brother's head, but that was the only resemblance I saw. His
: body structure was much larger and I was convinced that it
: definitely was not him. They finally mentioned that he had an
: "Arabic sounding" name. So, that ruled him out. They
: finally announed that he was a Muslim and they gave his name.
: That ruled him out. I was relieved that I could now phone my mom
: to assure her that this was not her "baby" boy.

: ******
: Mom: Hello

: Me: Mom, I saw the picture and they have finally given a name of
: the solider and it is not, "John"

: Mom: Oh, what a relief!

: (I hear moaning in the background)

: Me: Mom, this was really scary.

: Mom: I know. I'm okay now.

: Me: Okay Mom, I will talk to you later.

: ************

: I know that there are more frightening things that have and will
: happen throughout this time of war, but I just can not describe
: the feeling that I had on Sunday morning. I'm praying that my
: Mom will stay away from the TV some, but I know that she won't.
: Her health problems alone should be a reason for her to stay
: away from the coverage. She's much more relieved because he
: called her last night. He's doing okay.

: Thanks for letting me share.

: Pray for peace and love.

: Regina

*******

We are all praying for peace, love and for your family.

Take care,
gail


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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