Thursday, August 10, 2006

And so it happened...

I'm back north, already "visited" the bomb shelter today and now about to take a road to another northern village to console a family whose son was killed yesterday.

It's a dangerous trip to take these days and I'm not taking it light heartedly.

But the reason is even worse. An awful feeling. It takes all I've got to stop the tears right now. The sadness overcomes the fear.

I will post more when I return.

Thank you all for your constant and relentless support. Who are we and what are we to demand such a thing as a peaceful life?

9 comments:

Kathleen Bolton said...

We all deserve a peaceful life, Melly. It makes me so angry that "our leaders" can't find the courage to be the first to end the bloodshed.

Please stay safe.

Anonymous said...

If love can help I send you all that i have!

rdl said...

Melly please stay safe.

jason evans said...

Sending thoughts of peace your way.

Nienke said...

How sad it is that peace is something we even need to demand. You're in my thoughts, Melly, keep safe!

Kathy said...

Melly, our thoughts are with you all. Thank you for your courage to share your thoughts and feelings with us, and for helping us to understand things a little more clearly. You have every right to be sad, to be fearful, to cry, to scream, to be filled with anger.

Don't give up Melly.

Edie said...

Who are we…?

…Human beings with compassion and empathy for fellow human beings…
…Perhaps essentially spiritual beings, with a core conscience of knowing, in a temporary physical experience…
…Or simply individuals who understand that until there is peace—until people are safe from the threat of wars (I add because a friend of mine said I have to define peace)—there will be reverberating suffering which affects everyone whether they are paying attention or not.

Again, “violence breeds violence,” therefore, war breeds war.
However it’s looked at, peace is the more reasonable, rational, and humane request.

You have an overwhelming amount of support, Melly. Focus on the positive energy.

Be safe…

Amy said...

Praying for you. In fact, here's a photo of my five year old praying for Israel.

Melly said...

It was a difficult experience. More than the fears and the stress of the drive, watching the family as they mourn a 24 year old. No one, absolutely no one should go through that.
The mother's face showed bottomless sorrow that I had to look away. The father had glazed eyes. It was.... well... it was.

Thank you all so much for the love, support and prayers.