1, 2015 today. For today's story I am going to go to a place that
I have done once before when I was on Ning.com sites for many many Years. I think it was about over 10-years, anyway I did a post on the young girls of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and parts of Iran too. But for today I am going to talk about a story of one woman's survival in Syria. At some point I will tell the story of the young girls and their fight of survival in those countries of Pakistan, Afghanistan and parts of Iran. Not all people of these countries that I have mentioned are unkind & uncaring people. You must understand when I did that story about 5years ago I think it was that there were lots of good people in these different countries that were very helpful in the survival of these girls and women. This story starts with a very different beginning because this is about a woman and her will to survive with her children. I am sure that most of us have never known or had been uprooted from our home forced to flee with only the clothes that we have on our backs. I can't image this but, believe me there are more than millions of people that will face this each day of their lives. These are some of the countries that discovered that have a history of Domestic Violence - 'Women & Girls being beaten by their husbands,fathers and even their brothers.' If the Women & Girls are beaten because said a research consultant Aitemad Muhanna, because they are not fulfilling their traditional roles - such as cooking, cleaning, or tending to their appearance to a husbands satisfaction. Other abuses include harsh insults, sexual abuse among family and marital rape.' of Syria, Iran, Pakistan,Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Somalia, Tajikistan, Qatar, Gaza , Algeria, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Israel, Egypt, and Palestinian Territories are just a few that I could find. The link to where I found all of these if you are interested-wikiislam.net/wiki/Muslim_Statistics
This is the story of a women, her life and conflict in Syria. It seems that she was caught in the middle of Syria's 5th year war conflict with neighboring countries. This all started when Syria's Civil war first started in March of 2011. At the time we could never have predicted it would grow into one of the largest humanitarian crisis of our modern time. During that time there have been almost 4-million people that have fled Syria. This doesn't include the millions that have been displaced with the country of Syria. The story of this woman starts five months after the war in Syria. Her husband was killed coming back from work. So she decided that without her husband it was best to flee to Damascus, however the shelter that they had found was hit by many missiles throughout the night which seriously injured one of her daughters of her six children. So She decided to flee across the borders toward Lebanon, where they did get some help by the UN Refugee Agency. She was lucky than most women and their children during that time. She was there for about a year & seven months at the Lebanon UN Refugee Agency and was lucky to be among a small group of refugees selected for resettlement in another country- the U.S. She later arrived in Chicago in January with her six children.
Mayada had many struggles when she first arrived to the U.S with her six Children, one of the main ones was neither she or her children could speak English. She also had no job or a place to live, however they were very happy because they were together and save from harm ways of the war of Syria. They did miss their father very much but they knew he would want them to survive and go on... When Mayada was in Syria she did not work because she was not allow to work. So she first focused on learning the English language and having her children get a education which would never be possible before[especially her girls].
Because of Mayada strong will to survive and her love for her children[from 4-19], I don't think her children would have done as well as they have. Her two oldest as of now are enrolled in a community college and all her other children are in public school. It has been a hard road for her, learning a new language, new life style and customs. However it is all worth it because she knows now that her children will have a better life and more opportunities; especially her girls. Also for her boys too, they will grow up to be much different than if they grew-up in Syria. Its seems that this one woman courage should give us all hope that even if there seems to be no hope, there is truly if you have the strength and will to survive even in some of the terrible conditions you can!
I hope that you find this to be an interesting and a story of hope
I don't usually do stories like this but with the new like it
is now, I thought once in a while I would voice my opinion
on this subject. I hope that you all will have a good read.
Well I love you all and I put my own writing thought to the
story too. however it is not my and the link to where I did get it is
at the bottom..
I hope you all have a great Thursday