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How Long?

March 14, 2006

Somehow, she escaped from Sudan, though not without the suffering of unspeakable indignity, imprisonment, and the loss of loved ones. She made her way to Cairo without losing her life, her hope, or her smile. And then she made her way to the States with her two children, to be reunited with her third.

Life here is better, I guess, but not easy. Meat packing is dangerous and distasteful, and leaves a life with little margin. But that smile lived on…

Yesterday morning, she went to wake her child, but she could not. Now her oldest child is gone, and she is impossibly far from home, and home is not hospitable anymore, anyway, and she will carry an unborn baby to the funeral of her precious child.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

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4 Responses to “How Long?”

  1. P3T3RK3Y5 says:

    Lord, have mercy.
    Christ, have mercy.
    Lord, have mercy.

  2. John Musick says:

    “A voice is heard in the East,
    weeping and great mourning,
    A mother weeping for her eldest
    and refusing to be comforted,
    because she is no more.”

    Lord have mercy.
    Christ have mercy.
    Lord have mercy.

  3. Jewels says:

    I am not skilled to understand
    what God has willed what God has planned

    I only know at his right hand
    Stands wonder as my Savior…

    My Savior lives
    My Savior loves
    My Savior’s always there for me
    Be Still and know that I am God
    Homesick by MercyMe

  4. Seeing those beautiful smiles makes it too damn real. I didn’t know as much about Hosnaya and her situation as some, but the whole thing seems like some kind of sick, awful irony.

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