MSNBC news , the famous actor Gary Sinise's interview , & moi (Sunshine) !!!, unbelievable!!!
( this post was published in December but i had to delete it for some reasons at that time, enjoy it )
Hello friends I received a letter from my friend , telling me that a famous actor mentioned my blog address in an interview he said :
I am predicting that you will have many new friends in the USA after today. A famous actor here mentioned your blog when he was interviewed on the radio about his work with supplies for Iraqi school children. His Name is Gary Sinise - He was in the movies "Forest Gump" and "Apollo 13" and many others. He is a very good man.
When I read that I started to shout MAMA , come here & I started reading the E-mail in a loud sound , I searched in goggle , trying to find the interview but unfortunately I couldn't find it . Anyway the funniest thing is that I waited for a long time ( because the internet services are sooooooo slow) trying to download the morning news & interviews that were shown on the american national TV ,after I watched them all ,& I couldn't find anything ! my mom said " I think your friend said in his letter that the interview was on the RADIO !" I said " OH , NOOOOOOOOOOO " & we started to laugh … Anyway , In the same day I wrote a letter & tried to send it to the famous Gary Sinise but I couldn't find the E-mail address , fortunately my friend Madcanuck was online, he helped me to find the address ( thank you ,sir ), my mom said "I am afraid he won't be able to answer you , he must be a very busy man , but there is no harm if you try to do that " ,'I sent the letter to him , I said :
" Dear sir … Hope you are fine , I am Sunshine , a 13 years old girl from Iraq , I live in Mosul & I have a blog www.livesstrong.blogspot.com One of my readers told me that you mentioned my blog address in one of your interviews it is an honor for me I know you are very busy but Please sir let me know if it is correct that you mentioned my blog address in your interview …….. I can't wait to hear from you …..
God bless you ……
In the next day I was checking my E-mails and I was shocked ,I received so many E-mails , telling me that I was mentioned in news channel MSNBC & that they said something about me, I kept searching but I couldn't find anything either ! Then I received a letter, my mom was watching TV, when I told her I received another letter she said "from whom? " (I didn't even imagine that the letter came from the famous actor Gary Sinise), my mom said at once " oh ,he might be him, I said "I don't know yet I will see ," I wasn't expecting that a famous actor would answer me that quickly , when I saw the subject of the letter I shouted "OH YES HE IS " I don't know what happened to me, I couldn't wait to read it (as you know the services are slow ) , I read it in a loud shaky voice , I was so happy , & excited , I kept shaking , & laughing , it was the best day ever , & of course couldn't sleep that night !!! I asked Mr. Sinise if I can publish his letter , he said "ok" :
Hello Sunshine, So good to hear from you. Yes, I did mention your website on the radio because I think it is great what you are doing and I want people here in the United States to see what you have to say about life in Iraq today. We get a very uneven view of things because all we have is the media and they are sometimes very one sided. The media pretty much only shows us all the terrible things, the bombings and the death toll but not the everyday life of the Iraqi people. We do not know how the average Iraqi citizen feels about things there and you write very well about your life in Mosul. Just being a kid and going to school and trying to have a good life. I know that there are many bad guys there who are making things very difficult for all of you. But I am very optimistic about the upcoming vote this week and I know that someday you will live in an Iraq your parents have never seen. A free Iraq where you have the right to chose your own leaders, go to work, become what you want, say what you want and have a good future where you will not live in fear. You children are the future of your country. You write of your pride in the security police. I truly hope that with this new government more and more of the Iraqi people will come forward to turn in the bad guys and help to defeat them. But you all must be very very careful. I know that you all would rather not have the US forces in your country but I am hopeful that we will be there until a time when the new government is strong and the bad guys are under control. I was so sad to read your story of the two men who were killed putting up posters. In a democracy people are free to support the candidates of their choice and they were doing that. It is unfortunate that they died doing it. You keep on writing in your blog Sunshine. People are reading it. We need to hear from Iraqis who are optimistic about their future and who are excited by the possibilities that freedom can bring.
Your American friend,
PS. How did you learn English? You are very good.
After I received this letter I chat with Madcanuck , he was the first one I shared this letter with....
Am I lucky or what ???????????
Stay safe & take care .......
Sunshine (very very happy & excited sunshine)
Lucky lucky me.