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Zahra's Dad is from England, and her Mom is from Iraq - but she was born in England. When Zahra was seven years old her Mom suggested that the whole family go back to Iraq to see her side of the family, and she wanted to stay for awhile so that Zhara and her sisters and brotherts could really get to know them.
Her Dad thought it was a crazy idea - that her Mom was out of her mind - after all, there was a war going on, it was dangerous, and not everyone there in Iraq was guaranteed to survive. But her Mom felt very strongly about it - she wanted Zahra and her sisters and brothers to see the place where she had been born and raised, where her family was - their grandparents and other relatives. And so, finally, their Dad gave in and agreed that they would go - war or no war - and they moved.
Everything was fine for a couple of years, until Zahra turned nine. One night - it was actually 4:00 AM - Zahra woke to the sounds of yells, screams, and crying. She was confused at first, but something was definitely going on outside on the street. She went to the window and there, across the street, an entire building was on fire.
She rushed into her Mom's room, woke her, and dragged her down the hall to her own room to show her. Her Mom let out a scream and then went quickly to wake the rest of the family. It didn't take long for them to realize that the war had come to them, their city was being attacked. Bombs were falling. There was nothing much they could do, in order to survive they needed to shelter in place and try to wait it out for as long as they could.
But, after a few weeks they were running very low on food - they had been inside trying to avoid the war and survive since those first bombs fell. Her Dad saw that they wouldn't survive much longer without food and supplies and so he and Zahra's older sister packed some gear, gave out hugs and kisses to the family, and set out into the war torn city in search of food.
After four days without any sign or word from her Dad and sister her Mom started to panic and they all started to fear for their safety and survival. They began to lose hope as time continued to drift by without their Father and sister returning, and finally, they felt there was nothing they could do except to pray, and so they did - and, a miracle, a mixed blessing, but a blessing nonetheless - their father appeared out of the smoke and haze of the street, alone.
He was injured, exhausted, and not in good shape, crying - Zahra's sister was gone, forever.
It has taken time, but Zahra has faith and a strong belief, and she knows that there was a purpose for her sister leaving this earth. And, she realizes that now her sister will be with her, by her side, forever and no matter what.
As soon as they could they moved back to England, and now at thirteen years old, she is happy again. Her life is good and full of blessings. She survived the war but lost her sister, and she misses her of course, but, she also knows now that no matter how tough things get, even in war, they can and do get better.
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There's not a lot of countries with helicopters and tanks of that quality.wondet who was doing the bombing.probably us allies sigh when will everybody wake up to the real plan in the middle east and who the real conspirators are.
This helped me out because I have been working on the felling of losing 2+ members and one was one I only saw 1 time in my life. Then got muberd to be robed. Another one died by cancer because it got to her head
What the hell is wrong with this family? Who the f*ck will move to the country where war started? I think I know this woman miss her family and all but she literally risked the life of her family. Maybe you could just ask your family to move to the England? No, you must move in Iraq and lost your daughter.
(Sorry for bad grammar I am not good in English)
It remind me of the war in Abidjan.
We freaked out because our family was out there.
When we came back, fortunately almost everyone was okay exept the most of the dogs, who has been beaten up to death by some french soldiers.
Now my family must live with all the trash that europeans country, (US is also here to add more) think it's okay to throw in abidjan.
Two of my aunts died because of those trashs.
I know how it feels to loose a loved one and I am praying for you and you’re so much to your family and I want to tell you that your sister is going to be right here and god and you should know that she loves you no matter what.
Hold up. the mother said to go to a war infected country just because she was born there? THAT'S KINDA DUMB,
A Grown intelligent woman going to that country and now her kid has passed away not hating but (That's just sad)
I can say the reason of the war the Iran invasion also including Iraq some of the Middle East because they crashed 4 planes they were American they tried to crash it into the White House but instead they crashed into other places such as the trade center in New York I think it’s in New York then USA declared war on Iraq and Iran
Here is my story (I'm on my dad's ipad) I had my dad and my mom and we'll my dad got mad he dint drink but he still had anger issues and He hot my mom today I'm a Sigle child but a least I have half sissys.i have a hard life after the devorse. When I go to my dad's every wekend I secretly cry.i go to school not exactly motivated and cry every day.plz don't share this story with family member in less u are forced to do it
Each like= one less unhappy person with a sad story that stays with them foever. ♡♡♡♡?
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