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I Survived The War But We Lost My Sister

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By Zahra | NEW CONTEST: follow us on Instagram https://Instagram.com/thestorybooth to enter for a chance to get you as a character drawn by us | Comment, like, share this story | Subscribe : http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth 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. - - - What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9
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parya love (1 hour ago)
That was siooooooooooooo SAD 😢😢😢
I feel so bad for u
lsd 25 (1 hour ago)
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.
Zahra Alhasani (5 hours ago)
I'm from Iraq tell your mom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Amy Oh (17 hours ago)
I feel like she's secretly alive....
Iris Kim (18 hours ago)
1 like = 1% that her sis will come back.
um Iraq is a bad place we studied Iraq yesterday
Simenvh (1 day ago)
Moral of the story dont move imto a fucking warzone
Ender GirL (1 day ago)
Drawings are cool how did you do that like the comic
Corgi (1 day ago)
*When you have too take a bath as a toddler*
Now its almost been a year now
GVM (1 day ago)
Soooooo. And
GVM (1 day ago)
On. Sorry,😥😢😢😢😭1 Your sister's up the to have it😭😭😭😭😭😇
Nelly Rosa (2 days ago)
My 2 sis die in December 10 th
Agartha Sim (2 days ago)
I feel bad for your sis im sorry
Stefanie Naddaf (2 days ago)
Hey Are yous Muslims because I am
Funtimecookie FANF!!! (2 days ago)
I feel so bad for you T-T
Daniela Victoria (2 days ago)
It’s her mothers fualt
Derpy Whooves (2 days ago)
Why are there so many wars? I'm SICK OF IT!! I WANT WORLD PEACE NOW!!! STOP THE WARS!!!😠😠😠😠
katren challenge time (2 days ago)
I am liveng in erak
mir haider afghanzada (2 days ago)
Thumbs up this comment if you are. A Muslim to
mir haider afghanzada (2 days ago)
My name is Zahra too
Judith Lucero (3 days ago)
Im crying this is sad
MALAKYT 33 (3 days ago)
What is sad story I literally Felt so sad #Life gets better
Ethan Lee (3 days ago)
Whoa whoa whoa hold up iraq is a bad country like Pakistan because there’s territory there so that’s y there’s war in iraq
Nikitha N (3 days ago)
😢😢😢😢😢😭😭😭😭😭 is your sister died
Work Phone (3 days ago)
You are not alone and never forget that
mariobel consuegra (3 days ago)
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
That 😔😢😭
That’s 😢
Alyssa Sanchez (3 days ago)
I know how you feel because my sisters baby past away and like for me to feel better.
It’z A&M (3 days ago)
2019? Oh and this made me cryyyyy
gach moon wolf (3 days ago)
Sad hop shes ok😥
SneakyNinjaMilly (4 days ago)
Was this a riot or was it a huge war!
Emily Alejo (4 days ago)
0:38 Why is there an island of a girl's face?
Emily Alejo (4 days ago)
Your mom really doesn't care about going to Iraq during war.🇮🇶
Lily Evans (4 days ago)
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)
despacito despacito (4 days ago)
i had war in my country then granddad died
Mahika Juneja (4 days ago)
All I’m wondering is that why would you go visit a place where there is a WAR!!! I mean, I know your family is there but wait for the war to finish!!!!!
I'm no that I'm the US but sre
Payton Kuinius (4 days ago)
Well at least your mom is still alive
Cindy831 Gonzalez (4 days ago)
Am so sorry for your lost like if you lost some one important in your lirr💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔
K'ristian Mixon (4 days ago)
sorry for your lost
Sonia myself (4 days ago)
Just because the Mom wanted to go to her home country during war her sister dies !?!
The brits left in 2009
Melak Osman (4 days ago)
I was born in Iraq I miss my family and my home 😭😭😭
stacey murray (4 days ago)
I was I war once
Emily Jones (4 days ago)
I'm soooooooooooo sorry
Jesus Torain (4 days ago)
My name is ziara to!!!!!!!!!!!😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😃😃😃😃😃😄😄😄😄😂😂😂😂
Mila Radiubi (5 days ago)
I am crying I am really sorry for you because I nov how does it feels because I lost my twin brother because of train
Usun Apau (5 days ago)
Awww i feel bad for your sister😢😢
Blue Seas (5 days ago)
OMG I'm so sorry
Raquel Love (6 days ago)
I am crying (╥﹏╥)
abyss pop tv (6 days ago)
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. Yk! Cancer.
ALBY MAULANA (6 days ago)
I feel sooo bad for you'r sister 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
Why did god take her. I'm so sarry for your loss 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
Manuela Mejia (6 days ago)
Your mom is dement 😨🤦👎
Manuela Mejia (6 days ago)
You should have never moved there in first place. Your mom is so stupid 🙄🤦👎
Manuela Mejia (6 days ago)
Your mom is out of place. How can she go to a country in war? How did that idea got in her mind 😨🤦👎
S_gamer LoL (6 days ago)
I’m from Iraq Kurdistan it’s much better
Varis Pelaa (7 days ago)
that is sad
Nadia Fontaine (7 days ago)
😔😡
drisona cute (7 days ago)
😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😟😟😟😟😟😭😭😭😭😭😭
Jeany Nillo Barrios (7 days ago)
I hate Iraq
More like doper (7 days ago)
Your mom is stupid
dnguyentran2011 (7 days ago)
R.I.P Sister😢😭enjoy heaven⚰
Aro-_- Gaming (7 days ago)
I live in iraq and there is no war in here stop making fun of my country
Omar Algamdy (8 days ago)
I thought every country🇱🇨🇸🇽🇸🇭🇸🇿🇬🇭🇬🇳🇨🇾🇭🇷🇭🇷🇰🇭🇫🇮🇬🇺🇬🇺🇨🇷🇰🇵🇰🇮🇱🇮🇲🇾🇲🇳🇪🇬🇱🇷🇰🇪🇳🇮🇳🇬🇭🇰🇳🇱🇳🇺🇲🇺🇪🇬🇲🇹🇱🇸🇲🇳🇳🇿🇳🇿🇳🇬🇱🇷🇰🇪🇰🇮hate the people from saodia arabia😅
Omar Algamdy (8 days ago)
I’m from saodia arabia🇸🇦 love yo💘
Sofia Rios (8 days ago)
I gotta say, it was the moms fault
Zahrapusheencat 7865 (8 days ago)
Im Zahra too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Maryam Abbas (8 days ago)
I live in iraq to i was born there i am 11 years old and i live in austrail
Maryam Abbas (8 days ago)
I am crying so hard she tuched my heart like f she did dat to your heart
Martha Ortiz (8 days ago)
Blame it on your mom!!!!! It's her fault !!!!#blame it on your mom 😡😡😡😠😠😠
Rod Spalding (8 days ago)
I live in England too and I live in Caterham!!! 😊
Florida Ponce (9 days ago)
What if it's WW1????
Gacha Tomatoe (9 days ago)
YOUR MOM IS REALLY STUPID
Gacha Tomatoe (9 days ago)
YOUR MOM IS REALLY STUPID
Bendy Love Alec (9 days ago)
That's sad😢
Amelia Keith (9 days ago)
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.
Layal Elkassem (9 days ago)
Im Muslim like if you are
Alexander Matheny (9 days ago)
Remember she is whaching you from heven
D'John Wright (9 days ago)
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)
dayana samaniego (10 days ago)
your mom is why your sister died
Anyeli Arevalo (10 days ago)
Í have lost my dad i do not like dad
Novi Diana (10 days ago)
You guys should've stayed in England from the first
Joseph Sein (7 days ago)
Because they don't have any money so they did not stay in England. 🙄😐
Majencia j (10 days ago)
2:10 LOL! We muslims don’t pray like that. We pray like this: 🤲🏼 But overall, excellent animation and editing! 👍🏼👏🏼
Yeshy A (10 days ago)
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
Zaen Alkenaani (10 days ago)
It’s true I was born in Iraq there was wars but now there’s less fights
Tosin Ayadi (10 days ago)
Lies
Andrej Stojanovic (10 days ago)
WE DID IT BUSH WE CORRUPTED MIDDLE EAST! JUST THINK WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF WE DIDNT DESTROY WEAPONS OF DESTRUCTION WHICH IS MASSIVE! (this is a joke im not tryna offend Iraqis)
Your mom is so stupid
Melinda Varela (11 days ago)
I was in a war and my little sister passed away
Rami Owaisepoipoh, (11 days ago)
What the f why the hell would you go to Iraq
Craig Schaller (11 days ago)
This is so sad
Sigrid (11 days ago)
You are very pretty
GameGaming 1233 (11 days ago)
Mom: Hey maybe we should go to iraq? Dad: ARE YOU CRAZY???? THERE IS WAR THERE WE MIGHT DIE!!! Mom: please!!! Dad: Okay but with One condition...... *We will colonize iraq in the name of The Queen*
James Schadler (11 days ago)
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. ♡♡♡♡?
James Schadler (11 days ago)
Yea it was very hard and still is Thx for reading like plz
Bunny Lover (11 days ago)
IDK why your father would take your sister out with him. It's like he's asking to lose her.
Melissa Morales (11 days ago)
It's sad that there was a war and you sister passed away
Arien Persaud (11 days ago)
Poor girl
Arien Persaud (11 days ago)
OMG

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