Um Al-Rabeeain operation..
Couple of days ago, I came home after I spent long time trying to find an open road in the hot weather, as soon as I came home I had my lunch and went straight to bed, I had a long nap! I was really tired.. but at night I couldn’t sleep well.
I think I fall asleep at 1 am or so ! at 5:00 Am , my dad awoke me saying “WAKE UP SUNNY, we have inspection” I was asleep and wondering with myself “what?! ” I wore my robe and sat in the living room, I was still sleepy ,yawning and wearing my pajamas as well as all the family members, the soldiers were Iraqi ,so polite, and they didn’t break anything, actually they apologized for awaking us .. we’ve been inspected by national guards many times, and twice since the operation started, and in each time they were nice and respectful..
Then I went to bed ! and woke up at 7:30 to study, because I had an Arabic exam (preparing for the sixth grade), at 8 am the driver called me saying he can’t come , he was stuck in the road, and he said the bridges and roads are closed and there is no way I can pass to the other side of city, so I called the teacher and my friends and postponed the class..
Next day, I spent 2 hours in my way to the teacher’s house, at last I was going to cry whenever we enter a road we see tanks and try another one, however, I reached late, and in my way home I was stuck in the road again for a long time.. but I know the national guards are doing a great job and catching the bad guys.
I heard that the Drs. in the hospital made a small celebration and prepared lunch because they didn’t receive injured people due to explosions in the last few days, they were so happy .. Everyone here is in high spirits and feel there’ll be a better tomorrow..
This mission is great, so many terrorists were caught, and I can feel the difference, people go out and talk feeling safer than before, I don’t hear shootings and explosions as much as I used to,I can say they are 90% less..
Yesterday I was in my way to the teacher’s house, and was smiling the whole way, I didn’t see residue of car bombs burning nor bullets’ covers, or any signs for a previous fight.
I know there is still a long long way till Iraq heals and return to the way it was before, and there are billions of things need to be done, but I am trying to focus on the positive things, everything has a solution the only thing we are seeking for now is safety, it is a great bless to have safety, I didn’t know how important safety is till I lost it, life without safety is unbelievable, there isn’t any word can express that, imagine yourself among criminals having guns and killing everyone around you and you can’t protect yourself, it is the most horrible thing that can happen to anyone , and I hope those events I and every Iraqi witnessed will be only memories and stories we tell to the next generations..
Even my 4 years old brother noticed the change , yesterday we were playing, he said he’ll go downstairs to bring his toys “ alone”, “there’s no explosions today” he said,, I was shocked and thought wow even a 4 year old kid noticed that!! I hope he can get better and start speaking well again (few months ago he lost his ability to pronounce and create sentences correctly when a car bomb exploded about 30 meters away from our house, he was in the bathroom alone and got panicked and since then he stutter a lot)..
In these nights I sleep comfortably, at least I can’t hear my heart beat ! time I hopefully night bruxism will stop, I still suffer from killing cramp in my jaw, now I spend more time in my room and even change my clothes there !!
There are a lot of things I want to do in the coming days, not now, but within a month or so to make sure the situation will remain good, I want to fix my room, and hide the places that were damaged because of the fights I am excited.
May god bless Iraq, and National guards ,and save everyone ..