Days of My Life

Talk about daily life of a teenage girl in Iraq, and days of suffering and success. My nick name will be Sunshine..

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Rest in peace grandmama....

In 30/12/2005 my parents’ grandmother died , she was born in 1914 , that is right she lived 100 years , every one loved her , she was kind , generous , & preserver for Quran , she new a lot of poems specially the religious poems .
She was interested in blouses knitting she created stitches & wonderful designs she made hundreds for her sons, grandchildren & relatives she was eventful . the stitches she invented years later we found it in Borda magazine for fashion .she could conclude how to be done.
She has 8 sons & one daughter , they were all successful in their lives , & education , 2 of them are doctors , 3 of them are engineers , the other one is a teacher with many artistical talents , as well as the accountant , & a very talent successful painter .
This woman who was loved by everyone died but, her sons, her brother, nephews, & all the other relatives .& friends couldn’t attend her funeral, because of collapse of Mosul, when the whole city became war field.
She died in our house , my grandfather ,my father , & her other son (who is near to our house ) went to bury her , walking to the burial-ground in the middle of gun fire , because no cars were allowed to drive .
While the women were at home we could here the sound of firing & explosions we were worried, my mom had to phone my dad on his mobile phone! He answered her from the grave while he was putting the grandmother in it!!!
The real pain in this situation is that her sons couldn’t have the last farewell look.
Rest in peace grandmama…


At 7:47 PM, Anonymous Beth from Florida (USA) said...

Sunshine I am very sorry for your family's great loss. Although it means much to be there when someone is buried, the burial is not what is the most important thing- being remembered with such love is what is important (at least to me), and your grandmama will be remembered with so much love from all of you which is an honor for her. Plus, now she will be remembered by me and the many people who have read your wonderful tribute to her.

Take care and be safe.

With warmest regards,


At 4:46 AM, Blogger Apostle John said...

Thank you for sharing this story!!

At 4:49 AM, Blogger Apostle John said...

I had an aunt who lived to be 101 years old. She used to tell us stories about the American Civil War, which took place in the 1860's. She did not live during that war, but she grew up hearing terrible stories from her father. All his brothers died in that war, and when he was 14 years old, his parents hid him in the mountains -- because by that time, the Southern Army was taking soldiers that young. It is terrible how long it takes for a country to get over a war. My aunt never forgave the "other side" of that war. I pray your people can get through this terrible time, and enjoy peace more quickly than my aunt.

At 3:24 AM, Blogger olivebranch said...

that is indeed a sad situation
do you know this moslawi girl? Najma? or HNK?

they are lovely girls, and are enduring the hardship & blogging like you....

I would give anything to give you all a big hug each, and the basic neccessities of life back.

I am trying.

view my blog, and also help our Iraqi friend Khalid Jarrar, who was taken by the mokhabarat last Monday...

my blog:
save khalid:

nice to meet you
prayers for you & your family


At 3:54 AM, Blogger Brian H said...

?? 2004 - 1914 = 90, not 100. ??

At 2:59 AM, Blogger Jack Bennett said...

Sunshine, you obviously have such a loving heart. I pray you never lose it. I'm sorry that your grandmama passed on and that her entire family wasn't there at her funeral but Beth from Florida is right, your Grandma lives as long as there are people like you and the rest of your family who remember her with love.

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