Thanks for the nice words everyone!! I'm not sure I deserve them but thanks!! I said I'd post more on our conversation but the whole losing the keys drama took over today. I've calmed down a bit some six hours later however.
Anyway, on my conversation with Amal yesterday...my new friend from Lebanon.....I had such a good time talking with her. I felt like I had known her all my life. I had so many questions I wanted to ask her but I was afraid I might scare her off since I had just met her. I'll be seeing her again soon though and we'll have many talks. I hope I can learn much more from her. I know what she and I talk about won't make much difference in the wars that are going on, but at the very least I know it will benefit my children and the students here. My children are going to read about 9/11 in their history books as are the students here. When they ask me questions about these wars we are having with Arabic countries/groups, etc., I'll be better able to explain some things to them bc of my conversations with Amal. That makes me happy. When I talked with her, I had no reason to not believe the things she was telling me. She is just like me, only she was born in a different country than I was. She is not a politician or the media.
I am looking forward to many more talks with Amal. I hope she feels the same. I'm looking forward to helping Fadi (our new student) succeed in school and enjoy his new life in America.
I'm really not a softy, you won't catch me feeling very gushy about many things, but this I am very passionate about. I love my family, my friends, and I love every single one of these students at my school. I'll do whatever it takes to help them succeed and I feel that my relationship with Fadi and Amal can only help my friends, family, and the rest of the students here at my school to break down any barriers we have in between us. Maybe one day we can all be friends and understand each other. I hope and I wish.
Wo ist das kamerahhhhhhhhhhh!!!