Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Giving Birth Under Fire

So much for Nassaralla saying they tried not to hit civilians... A hospital was hit yesterday in the town of Sefad. As soon as I heard the name of the hospital, the first thing that occured to me was that this was the place where my sister-in-law gave birth to her children. And sure enough, the picture on the front page of the paper this morning, was of a women in labour being taken down to the shelter. There is something very dramatic about giving birth under fire. I remember the same in the Gulf war. Something very cpativating about how life doesn't stop, no matter what. You can postpone a lot of things, but when a baby's time has come to get into the world, there is no stopping that.

Giving birth, especially for the first time, can be a pretty stressful event. I can only imagine adding rocket explosions to that :( So, this post is for all the moms out there, going through labor and delivery right now, here and in Lebanon too. Let's hope these babies end up growing up in a more peaceful region than they had been born to...

2 comments:

Sandy said...

"Let's hope these babies end up growing up in a more peaceful region than they had been born to..."

Such beautiful thoughts in such trying times. Hang in there Anat. I will be traveling for the next week and unable to access the internet all that often ... but my thoughts will be with you and your family as well as all of Israel. Hopefully these hostilities will have ended by then.

steve said...

Mothers often make a lot of sense. We should listen to them more often.