Thursday, July 20, 2006

I'm Starting to Go Crazy

Another siren at 1:30 PM. I can't stand it anymore.
I called my parents and just cried.
We've decided to go out and eat sushi for lunch. I call the restaurant first of all to verify that they are open. They are! Second I check if they have a bomb shelter in the area. We have a protected room, he tells me. Okay. Good.

13 comments:

Mikey said...

I am so sorry to hear you're going through this and I hope you and your family, boyfriend, and everyone there can stay safe. I'm in America and I'm just heartbroken to hear about all of this. I will pray for you.

Delana said...

im just a mom in indiana and i have never been through what you are going through right now. although i do have a teenage son, Michael. i read blogs when my toddlers will allow me 6am.my heart just cries please stop. i have no idea who im talking to nor would it matter. in todays world money makes you mean and love and peace seem like one of those mythical childrens tales. wouldnt it be nice if money didnt matter.i can find such beauty in some of the simplest things and ways of life. and when i look around i wonder if ayone sees it too.please know that not all americans are greedy and mean i know at least half the country is of good people who believe in god and just want to live a good life. (no matter how they beleive in g-d) have you ever heard the script this to shall pass ? im not a bible beater but im counting on that to be true. my family will think of you daily, stay safe. plse write if you can.

Likes Clouds said...

Giraffe or Mandarin?

Stay safe!

Likes Clouds said...

I could use a pizza I wonder if that pizza hut at horev is open....too bad the pizza meter closed a few months back....

Martin said...

I just received an e-mail from friends in Haifa reporting that their friends' son is one of the abducted soldiers, EHUD GOLDVASER. The families are desperate getting him back safe.
It is noteworthy that the demand for the safe return of the captured soldiers is one of the key demands put forward by the state of Israel for any negotiations, that this is reiterated with most of the news reports here in Canada and that it is part of the formula being developed by the UN to end the conflict. I also remember a note from an Egyptian website expressing their envy of Israel's concerns about their inhabitants.

Jon said...

I can't even conceive the idea of asking someone if there is a bomb shelter in your area. My hopes and prayers go out to everyone that there is a peaceful resolution.

Lorenzo said...

Hey there! Your blog was featured on CNN just a few minutes ago. Let me just say that my heart goes out to you and to the people of your country. We, in the Philippines, stand by the right of your country to defend itself from such heinous acts of terror. I read an earlier post about a neighbor of yours who was Filipino. Send him/her my best wishes.
Thank you.

Lorenzo said...

And If I could just add, I read anothor post of yours about how you wished the best for the Lebanese who had suffered amidst the conflict. I totally totally admire you for that, especially considering the dire situation you are also in. I can only wish that one day more people, Lebanese, Palestinian, Israeli, Syrian, Iranian, and so forth could have such tolerance and understanding for one another.

Monsieur Avital said...

Hi carmia,
although i'm a 41year old man, i can't help but cry reading these lines, may Ha-Chem (ba'al hara'hamim) keep you and the ones you love and all israel safe and secure.
'od hapa'am hizki veimtsi.
And, when back, bsd, tell me more about your lunch...
Yehouda

Humphrey said...

My prayers are with you! Shalom for Israel - God will watch over Israel and will beat their enemies as it is written in the thora and the bible. God will never let Israel down and Israel will get a blessing to the entire world - actually, as it is already. I pray that god will protect all innocent people on both sides and will heal all wounds. I want to let you know that many christians are praying for you. Shalom Israel!

Anonymous said...

Carmia,

Going out to get a little fresh air and food is a great idea! Hope you enjoyed it.

love,

your Friends in America.

bezzy said...

I LOVE your attitude about going out for some sushi.
I read your postings avidly.
I was an American living and working in Haifa in the sixties...I met my wife their and 2 of my three children were born there (Elisha Hospital on Wedgewood.
I wish you and all the Haifa residents all the best...

Nancy said...

Carmia, my heart bleeds for you and all other humans in the region who wish to live peacefully. Neither side deserves to live with this lunacy - there must be a better way. I am an American Jew - the only daughter of German Jews, and one who has not a single relative left on this earth - save the two children I myself bore. I am a living example of the pain of a family incinerated by hatred, and I wasn't even there to experience the bombs and daily strife that war brings. I merely live with the ripple effect. Life is complicated enough without unnecessary losses - yet our world does not seem to ever learn or come to terms with the fact that violence begets violence. To what end I ask? And what of those individuals, world-wide, who are in charge of creating distructive maneuvers in the name of peace - a confusing line of logic no matter what angle you take. I cannot even pretend to understand. I wish you Shabbat shalom, and the innocent Lebanese & Israeli victims prayers of consolation, from my heart.