July 20, 2005

Heart Divided

My friends are here, my oldest son, the Wit is here, and my heart is between the two of them. My son is guarding one gate. He states the protestors inside are peaceful---for which I'm thankful. Despite all the yelling by the left that the protestors were seeking a civil war, the fact is the vast majority are peaceful citizens. They are not looking to cause trouble. They want this government to be aware that they will not allow this tragedy to occur without action, but they will also not allow themselves to be driven to violence.

And for that I am glad, because I am first and foremost a mom. And nobody better mess with my son.

I wish I were there with the protestors, but I suppose in the end it is better that I am not. It would be too cruel to my son if I were inside, so I will remain outside and continue to pray for everyone.

An added prayer for my son, because he asked for it in a way that will satisfy both our needs, my desire and need for this march to go on, and my son's desire to be someplace other than in the desert for hours over Shabbat in the midst of summer:

Please G-d allow something to happen that endangers no one, and does not disrupt the protest, but allows my son to return home this Shabbat safe and sound.

Okay, so I'm a foolish mom and I'm crying now. But I've been truly blessed. I've the five greatest kids in the world. I don't know how I got so lucky.


The police have opened up a gate and the march is preceeding!!!!

My friend heard wrong. The gates weren't open but they are massing at the gates.

Please pray for everyone's saftey.

I'm bouncing back and forth between the attic where we keep our comptuer, and the t.v. downstairs, and my stomach is just going nuts. I'm really worried for my boy.

PleaseG-d make everything right.


Now send my son home. I want to give him a big hug.

Posted by Rachel Ann at July 20, 2005 05:48 PM | TrackBack

Where did you hear that they opened the gate? Care to provide a link?

Posted by: The Agent at July 20, 2005 07:11 PM

My prayers are with you, your son and everyone there. Thanks for the report.

Posted by: esther at July 21, 2005 01:48 AM
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