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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

Regina, I can imagine how I would feel being a mother, sister, daughter whatever, I would be scared and constantly praying, my stomach would ache and tumble. Thank God all is well within your family. I feel for the young man's mother, also him. All we can do on this side is pray for all.
Even not watching the news this is all the talk no matter where I am, people are angry I hear no positive remarks about this war. I was seeing a young lady out the front door, she was in the Gulf war and just wanted to talk, she was angry, all of a sudden we heard something like a plane making weird noises like a jet or something, she grabbed my arm and shouting "What is that" looking toward the sky, I was searching also. This war, helping others is hurting us.
May all things be a positive for you and yours. Barbara

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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