Sunday, June 19, 2005

Gratuitous Happy Father's Day Afghanistan Photo (X)


Happy Father's Day, anon. father in Deh-e Hazara.

I hope you and your family are well. This morning I remembered how I had met you - on a humanitarian assistance mission to your village. I wonder if things are better in Deh-e Hazara now. It seems strange that only 6 months ago I was in your village for the first time. You, and everyone else there, were so very happy that we came. All the good people at home had sent us clothing, shoes, and especially baby gear - and your village was grateful for it. I was glad I managed to come back two more times before I left for my home.
I know all of you love your children very much. Everyone was so happy to tell us that a new school was opening. I hope someday that your son will be able to write you something nice like in the card I got from mine today. Well, that's all I wanted to share. Happy Father's Day.

1 Comments:

Blogger westcoastloon said...

Is it just me or do you find yourself thinking "they don't look so different?" Lose the background and swap out the head covering for a ball cap and these two would fit right in at a Baby Gap. It's interesting that the news is always so eager to remind us that we're "us" and they're "THEM" but really, we're a just world of people who smile when we hold our kids and hope of a better future.

5:50 PM  

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