Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Day 322

Mom – Day 322

Zach said he was happy that he had a piece of fresh fruit today. He had an orange and he said it was so good. He said he hasn’t been eating breakfast and for lunch he would have an MRE (meals ready to eat). Sometimes he would eat something real for dinner. He said he can’t wait to eat some food from home. Maybe some tamales and enchiladas or rice pudding – if he was talking to his Dad he might of said ribs, meatloaf or steak☺ I only spoke to him for a short time. This vacation has been nice because I have had the opportunity to speak to him on several occasions. I appreciate the time I spend talking to him, even if it is small talk because I know that this is a luxury.

I just finished reading the book The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini. What a powerful book! There were many things that struck me in this book but one recurring thing was how even within the Muslims, there are so many prejudices. I mean I knew this, this is not unique within any religion, group, or people – prejudice does occur. I still have a hard time understanding how people can have so much hatred for other people just because they are different. You look different, You wear different clothes, You speak different, on and on. We all bleed the same color and bleed the same smell. This book did point out the Sunni and the Shi’a (the Hazara) and the prejudices that lie here. This book made me feel so sad for the children and the people caught in the middle of all this hatred in Afghanistan. It also gave glimpses of the good that one can find in that far away country where my boy is.

I love you Zach – Be Safe


  1. I knew you would love Kite Runner, it is powerful but also so insightful...good for you for reading!!!! it is good for the mind and soul...give my love to Zach please...

  2. Thanks - I really did enjoy the book. You know a book is good when you can't stop thinking about it.