Monday, May 02, 2011

If Bin laden is dead, why do I feel like I should hide in a cave?

Juergen and I took Jessica to the train this morning. She was so excited until we got there. Then she didn't want to get out of the car. She was crying and so were we. She was just afraid of what was going to happen. We made her teacher promise us she would turn around and come home with Jessica if she didn't calm down by the time they were in Frankfurt (one hour away). We called her (aren't cell phones great) and everything was fine. So Jessica is going to Berlin. In fact she is almost there already.
It was at the train station that we saw the news that Bin Laden was dead. Juergen was happy about it. I felt fear! I still feel fear. It would be so nice to think this war of terror was over. It is a stupid war, and I see zero reason for it. But I am an American living abroad. I just put my daughter on a train to Berlin. I don't feel safe because Bin Laden is dead. I hope it brings closure to some people. For me...well, I hope it doesn't bring more terror. God please keep us safe. I'm proud of Jessica. Fear did not keep her from going on this trip with her class. I need to keep living even if I am afraid. God's hand is on us, and He alone knows the days we have. I need to keep the TV off for awhile.


Marjorie said...

I love the way Jessica turns to her daddy for comfort. I'm so glad that she pushed through her fear and is doing well now. Our kids are so brave. I don't think I will ever be as brave as my Sophie.

Shelley said...

What a sweet picture of Jess and Jergen. I pray Jess has a lovely time with her class.