I Survived The War But We Lost My Sister

  • Published on May 29, 2018
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    Zahra's Dad is from England, and her Mom is from Iraq - but she was born in England. When Zahra was seven years old her Mom suggested that the whole family go back to Iraq to see her side of the family, and she wanted to stay for awhile so that Zhara and her sisters and brotherts could really get to know them.
    Her Dad thought it was a crazy idea - that her Mom was out of her mind - after all, there was a war going on, it was dangerous, and not everyone there in Iraq was guaranteed to survive. But her Mom felt very strongly about it - she wanted Zahra and her sisters and brothers to see the place where she had been born and raised, where her family was - their grandparents and other relatives. And so, finally, their Dad gave in and agreed that they would go - war or no war - and they moved.
    Everything was fine for a couple of years, until Zahra turned nine. One night - it was actually 4:00 AM - Zahra woke to the sounds of yells, screams, and crying. She was confused at first, but something was definitely going on outside on the street. She went to the window and there, across the street, an entire building was on fire.
    She rushed into her Mom's room, woke her, and dragged her down the hall to her own room to show her. Her Mom let out a scream and then went quickly to wake the rest of the family. It didn't take long for them to realize that the war had come to them, their city was being attacked. Bombs were falling. There was nothing much they could do, in order to survive they needed to shelter in place and try to wait it out for as long as they could.
    But, after a few weeks they were running very low on food - they had been inside trying to avoid the war and survive since those first bombs fell. Her Dad saw that they wouldn't survive much longer without food and supplies and so he and Zahra's older sister packed some gear, gave out hugs and kisses to the family, and set out into the war torn city in search of food.
    After four days without any sign or word from her Dad and sister her Mom started to panic and they all started to fear for their safety and survival. They began to lose hope as time continued to drift by without their Father and sister returning, and finally, they felt there was nothing they could do except to pray, and so they did - and, a miracle, a mixed blessing, but a blessing nonetheless - their father appeared out of the smoke and haze of the street, alone.
    He was injured, exhausted, and not in good shape, crying - Zahra's sister was gone, forever.
    It has taken time, but Zahra has faith and a strong belief, and she knows that there was a purpose for her sister leaving this earth. And, she realizes that now her sister will be with her, by her side, forever and no matter what.
    As soon as they could they moved back to England, and now at thirteen years old, she is happy again. Her life is good and full of blessings. She survived the war but lost her sister, and she misses her of course, but, she also knows now that no matter how tough things get, even in war, they can and do get better.
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Comments • 39 468

  • TitanicMegalodon
    TitanicMegalodon 6 hours ago

    I feel so bad for you I hope you recover from this disaster I hope you live a long and wonderful live
    1 like= 999 more happiness for this poor girl ;(

  • rizi daily
    rizi daily 8 hours ago

    The mom was not aware at all, taking her children in a country that's in war was an awful idea.

  • roblox gamer432
    roblox gamer432 9 hours ago

    It was about when I was 9 when the town was hit well du it was during a war

  • Daisy Flowers
    Daisy Flowers 9 hours ago

    The mom is so dum why would she go during a war not to be rude

  • Ava The Galaxy Cat
    Ava The Galaxy Cat 18 hours ago

    I feel bad

  • Original Creator

    I wouldn’t attack the mom. We all have flaws and sometimes the consequences are too big and don’t only affect us. I’m pretty sure she is really broken because of that just as the rest of the family. After all, she was her child.
    This is only my opinion.
    And by saying this I am meaning she did make a mistake, but life can be hard.

  • 아이린
    아이린 2 days ago +2

    It's all their stupid mom's fault they should've stayed in England

  • Llasel Petit
    Llasel Petit 2 days ago

    That was sad her sister died i hope that war was setted 😯😟😓😔😢😭😦😧😨😵😰

  • dragon Ren
    dragon Ren 2 days ago

    What war was it

  • willow_loves_cupcakes _12

    It was a good thing to do to pray. May the Lord bless you and your family. Im sorry for your loss.

  • Jeiel Davis
    Jeiel Davis 3 days ago

    I’m going through war

  • Lafaithia Moore
    Lafaithia Moore 3 days ago

    I'm going to miss you when you're gone I'm going to miss you when you're gone

  • Lafaithia Moore
    Lafaithia Moore 3 days ago

    Cyst I can't believe you're gone

  • Hiw Fatrawi
    Hiw Fatrawi 3 days ago

    I am from saria and War did happened but my family members came out arrived I hope you live a good life without your sister

    SWATHI BODAPATI 3 days ago

    1 like 1 pray to her sister

  • Kingofrituals14
    Kingofrituals14 4 days ago

    Do you know if it was a true story

  • Ocean Playz
    Ocean Playz 4 days ago

    Why, This made me cry
    My sister is here right now...
    I will never leave you behind

  • Roestzwiebel
    Roestzwiebel 4 days ago

    All fault goes to her dumb ass mother

  • brandon wynn
    brandon wynn 5 days ago

    I am so sorry about her bit she IS in a better place now and YES she will always be by you're side no matter what cause i bet she missis you too!😄😄❤❤❤ we love u girl u still have you're family in real life and on youtube

  • Marya Maryam
    Marya Maryam 5 days ago

    Well I’m from Iraq 🇮🇶

  • Marya Maryam
    Marya Maryam 5 days ago

    Well I’m from Iraq

  • Georgie Waldrop
    Georgie Waldrop 5 days ago

    how the hell did the sister die

  • PashiPlays
    PashiPlays 5 days ago

    I'm going through the same thing in afghanistan

  • ItsSophie
    ItsSophie 5 days ago

    I feel bad for the parents because they probably thought it was all their fault since they condoned the trip..
    I hope the family’s doing well now.

  • Wesam Shibli
    Wesam Shibli 6 days ago

    Omg 😭😭

  • Brenda Garcia
    Brenda Garcia 6 days ago

    I'm so so sorry that your sister died but she's still in your family's heart bless your family...!😭🙏

  • stephyny
    stephyny 6 days ago

    How the city what destroyed

  • pony
    pony 6 days ago +1

    I blame the mom.

  • Meranda Billyboy
    Meranda Billyboy 6 days ago

    SAD soooooo sad

  • james cabrera
    james cabrera 6 days ago

    Im philippines in 1500-1900 the war is on

  • Justin Koker
    Justin Koker 7 days ago

    You should have listened to the father

  • Dez Marie
    Dez Marie 7 days ago

    The fact I’m watching this on September 11th 😭

  • Dalia Dalia
    Dalia Dalia 7 days ago +1

    It's sad 😭

  • Usun Apau
    Usun Apau 7 days ago

    Im so sad that your sister was gone but at least she is with god

  • I don’t know Channel

    Wouldn’t flights be cancelled or something b cause of the war happening there?

  • Courtney Ramirez
    Courtney Ramirez 8 days ago

    Your skin isn’t paper
    *dont cut it*
    Your body isn’t a book
    *dont judge it*

  • Oofington XD
    Oofington XD 8 days ago

    To put it simply:

  • amberplayzgacha Willow

    WHEN DID THIS Happen!?!?!? I freaking live in irapq

  • Jackson McKenzie
    Jackson McKenzie 9 days ago

    Wait how did she die? Was she killed or something?

  • theuglykwan
    theuglykwan 9 days ago

    Lets stay in a war zone. What could go wrong? But I grew up here? You wanna die there?

  • Angel Boy
    Angel Boy 10 days ago

    Ur sister is still alive she’s inside of u

  • Girly Slimes Xoxo
    Girly Slimes Xoxo 10 days ago +1

    That’s the moms fault

  • Lailah Skyy
    Lailah Skyy 10 days ago +1

    This is my story but... I can’t tell u to anime it bc my mom said no.. here it go’s.. “okay so my sister and I been stuck like glue for years! I always went places with her and she always picked me up and dropped me off places! We lived in New Jersey at the time. Then.. 2 years later we moved.. it was very sad but.. I got over it.. :) ok so we moved and we’re living a happy life! My sister my mom and all of us were always together. My sister always brong people over the house. But it was okay with me because I won’t get in trouble so why should I care xD! 6 months later. We start school. My sister couldn’t start school because basically her credits arnt the same as Jersey credits. So.. 1 month later.. she went back to New Jersey. It’s very sad. I was not gonna see her for 5 months.. my sister is my heart and to have her leave me for that long.. hurted me in my heart.. we were always together and forever.. till this day.. I hope she comes home to me and my mom! :)

  • Grant Bourelle
    Grant Bourelle 10 days ago

    *The War*
    there was multiple wars

  • Margauxs Wrld
    Margauxs Wrld 10 days ago

    It’s her moms fault like actually

  • Katelyn 18
    Katelyn 18 10 days ago

    Omg 😭😭😭😭

  • Princess Nahshal
    Princess Nahshal 10 days ago

    I want to go to Yemen but there is war going on 😔😔😔😢😢😢😭😭😭😭😭

  • Soviet nugget
    Soviet nugget 10 days ago

    And this is why the middle East is literally no man's land

  • Luminal 47
    Luminal 47 11 days ago +2

    Her mother was like " Hey, let's go to a war ridden country and risk my children's lives and return when one of my children is dead while we can safely live our lives here because I want see my uncle who I haven't seen for 15 years "
    I mean WTF LADY???

    • Quack Up
      Quack Up 11 days ago

      Luminal 47 i love you

  • Givemethatmemekit
    Givemethatmemekit 11 days ago

    “A miracle happened my dad came back without my sister”

    Me:**thinking** THATS FUCKED UP

  • Givemethatmemekit
    Givemethatmemekit 11 days ago

    Your mom is so dumb you guys should of listen to your dad

  • Slick_Rick18
    Slick_Rick18 11 days ago

    moms fault, dumbass

  • CAE T
    CAE T 11 days ago

    Muslim country means hell

  • Kitty Cutie
    Kitty Cutie 11 days ago

    I was in the war aswell, And i heard about your sister. My situation was just like yours, but i didnt lose a loved one but we got super damaged. My wounds still stink

    • Quack Up
      Quack Up 11 days ago

      Kitty Cutie how would you have heard of her sister?

    BTS TAEHYUNG 11 days ago +2

    Woah i see that
    الله اكبر
    I am from saudi arabia too :)
    Ik thats in soria

  • Maria Fernanda Antunez

    No offense but that was her moms fault bc who goes to live in a country that is going through war

  • AniyaLPS 101 :3
    AniyaLPS 101 :3 12 days ago

    1 like= 1 prayer for her and her sister 😭😢😨😧😿

  • Nick M
    Nick M 12 days ago


  • عراقي و افتخر والي مو عاجبة ينتحر

    Oh GOD!
    I hope you guys did not hate the people who live in iraq😭😭
    It is so hard to see my country damaged😭😭😭😭😭😭
    الي من العراق لايك💔

  • Cynthia Fuentes
    Cynthia Fuentes 12 days ago