Friday, August 04, 2006

Rockets landed in my town

Was about to post about just another day here... just as I was typing, I hear one blast, and then another one, a few seconds later. Pretty loud, made the windows shake.

I had just returned home from my evening walk, pushing my two and a half yo son in the stroller. I was listening to some music on my MP3 player, when suddenly a car pulls over next to me. "Excuse me, Ma'am, did you just hear the sirens?". I said I didn't, and he pointed at the headphones and smiled lol.

We get back home, I get Dan his dinner then put a DVD in the player for him and head for the shower. On my way, I stop by the computer of course, and thought I'd add a post here in the blog. While I was typing away, the two blasts went off. Wasn't sure what to make of them at first, but a few minutes later my brother-in-law came over to ask if we were ok. Apparently, the sirens went off about a minute prior to that, but we didn't hear them here (we're on the edge of town). So we relized these were indeed rockets.

Not to give away the exact location, but later reports on the radio and TV said these were two rockets, landing at the most southern point to date, and that happened to be two miles away from our home.

I need to go now, finally get that shower and tuck in my kid, he's waiting for his bedtime story. His older brother came home as well (having spent the day with my parents) and is already asleep in bed. Good night everyone!


Gaye Flagg said...

Dear Anne, please stay safe. You and yours are in my thoughts daily and I worry for you.

Anakat said...

Glad you are all safe.

Anonymous said...

It truly brings tears to my eyes to think such a wonderful person has to go through what you are going through. Now that the bombing is getting closer and closer I am worring more. Keep safe!!

HappyStill said...

I haven't seen the news for a few days because I was working away from home. This is the first news I have heard today about your war.
As much as I cannot understand your views on a lot of things, I feel as if me and my little ones have a connection with you. I will be praying that you and your loved ones and the ordinary folk in Lebanon will remain safe until the sides reach agreement.

Anonymous said...

Israeli Mom -

Please keep safe. I also served as an officer in the IDF. I've been living abroad for a year now. My parents live out here and I am working.

But to tell you the truth, I can't quite concentrate for the past few days... and all I think about is Israel.

All my friends are in miluim already, and I feel terrible to be here, and would love nothing more than flying in to go to miluim... it is admittedly an enormous amount of money to do things on a whimp like that.

I am however planning to do that if things don't quiet down after next week.....

Sorry to bug you... it's just that I needed someone to share the burden with. :-)) My friends out here think either that I am crazy, or that Israel is the bad guy. My parents worry too much... so if I decide to do it.... I'll just tell them then... So, I guess I needed someone to talk to. :))

Please keep well and safe.

שיהיה לכולכם סוף שבוע שקט

Maddy said...

I hope all is well with you and your family. Stay safe.

IsrealiMom said...

Thanks for the kind words everyone. Anonymous, I know how you feel. Odd as it may sound, I get the same moment myself, wishing I could be back in my old IDF position, actually doing something rather than sitting at home with the kids :(
I understand your need to vent and your frustration - email me if you need to vent more :)