I feel Happy because I finished my exams, I spent about an hour and half yesterday walking and talking with my friends Z, M, and N, we had so much fun , Z bought a new mobile phone, and we listened to some new songs, there weren’t any shooting near the school, unlike everyday, when I came home I took a shower, we had electricity for 2 hours, then we visited my relatives, and now I am listening to my favorite songs , while writing this post to you my dearest friends and readers, what do I want more?
It went through very very very hard 3 weeks. each day I tried to finish studying quickly , I felt afraid from staying alone at night because the shelling didn’t stop and we didn’t have electricity, it is hard to admit that 16 years old Sunshine was afraid to stay alone at night! .
The new operation against Al-qaida will begin soon.
On Wednesday the situation was really bad, in the morning there were shooting all the time, at 4:30 pm I was combing my hair, and about to continue studying, something like an earth-quake happened, without thinking I knew it’s an explosion, I didn’t have time to run or hide, BOOOOOOOM, I felt like the blaster pushed me, I ran, and tried to avoid something but it hit me, I wasn’t sure what was it, smoke filled the rooms, I was glad to see everyone ok, I went to my room to see what has happened to it, the thing that hit me was my mug, and thank god we didn’t have many losses, I saw an orange smoke, we thought it was CL gas, so we put wet towels on our noses, grandpa and dad closed all the windows, and replaced the broken ones with cartoons ..
In the next day, my mom went to work, she said there were so many people in the hospital, and from time to time a family would go out crying loud because their wounded member died, it was a painful view..
On Thursday morning I couldn’t study well, there was a fight in the street behind our house, and I had to stay in the corridor, I was angry, and told grandma when she asked me to stay in a safe place “THE TERRORISTS ARE CHALLENGING ME, BUT I WILL STUDY NO MATTER WHAT” so I brought my books, sat on the floor, and studied , at noon, I got a phone call from my headmistress , she said Z was very badly injured, I couldn’t take it anymore, I lost my ability to tolerate, I was devastated, and I had a killing headache..
I went to school on Sunday and I knew I wont answer well, everyone was stressed, some of her friends knew she was injured at that morning, they were crying, even the girls who aren’t in her class were crying, my friend M came to school as soon as I said “hi, how are you” , she hugged me and burst into tears, she couldn’t study because Z is her friend & her sister’s best friend, they also had bad damages in their house because of that explosion, no one answered well at that day.
The explosion caused a huge hole ( it’s diameter is 25 meters) the explosion destroyed 50 houses, 200 shops, killed over than 40 people, injured 217 citizens, and 4 soldiers, horrified the whole city, many people lost their family members, and their houses.
There were many terrible stories, people lost their whole family members, mothers lost their kids, etc, you most saw that in TV. But I heard stories made me feel how great people the Iraqis are.
I heard a talk show in the radio, when A man said “ I was in the hospital in the day of explosion, and I saw the ambulances bringing people injured very badly, I wanted to help but didn’t know what to do, so I took my car, went to a neighborhood and started to shout “ an explosion happened in a neighborhood, many people were injured, is there any one willing to donate with blood?” and I came to the hospital with about 25 guys”
Many people called and adopted the orphans, many people donated with money, clothes, & medicines, my mom and her friend called every dentist they knew collected money to the wounded people.
A man called the radio and his words touched my heart he said “I don’t have money to give, but I’ll work for free and re-build the destroyed houses and shops“ and he gave the reporter his number, the world needs more people like him.
About my exams I did very well in English, French, Computer, biology, Chemistry, and religion, I did ok in Arabic, and I answered bad in Physics and mathematics !!
On my birthday, I came home, had lunch, and decided to take a nap, because I couldn’t sleep well at night and had to woke up at 5 am to study, as soon as I laid on my bed a fight started behind the house, (about 30 meters away), of course my wish in my birthday was to stay alive, I thought “to run, or to stay???!” then I remembered the say “ what hits me wasn’t suppose to miss me, and what miss me wasn’t suppose to hit me”, so I put the pillow on my head and a blanket, and fall asleep!!!! I was so tired, at 4 pm I heard singing “ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU” , I opened my eyes and saw my family members around the bed singing, it was really funny and special I blew my candles while I was still in bed ..
It was a hard year, but full of success, I became stronger person, now I know that I should not trust people quickly, I am more careful, wiser, I have confidence and believe in my self more than anytime ever, I got a lot of friends in this year, I had interviews with very famous media, I am achieving my goals, my family, readers and friends are proud of me, I became a friend of a wonderful Honest girl, who’s in the 4th class pharmacy collage, we get along well, and she understands me well .. seeing all of my family members alive and well is such a bless, and I also encouraged a blogger to start his own blog, he became famous already. Baghdad dentist Is his nickname, and I tell you he’s a gifted writer, and I am glad with my choice..
Dear Dr. “Baghdad dentist” keep blogging, you’ll have fun, make friendships, and you’ll feel that you are doing something important and what a great feeling when your words have the power to make a change in the world, even if it was a small change, it is priceless .. But keep in mind, people will steal your posts and sentences, it’ll hurt your feelings, but always keep in mind, they’ll never win, and people will always recognize your style and words..
I wanted to make a big party tomorrow, but it was canceled because of the bad situation.
In Iraqi blogger central, i was chosen to be the next Prime minister, when I saw that I couldn’t believe it I felt very happy, and started to jump up and down, there is a competition between me and my friends in ITM, my par was 1% more than theirs, and now we are equal ..
I told my relatives about that, they laughed and their sons asked me to hire them as my bodyguards !!
Sunshine (the future prime minister for a sunny nation).