Monday, November 5, 2012

It's a new day




I don't really know how to begin this post or how to even go back to blogging after everything that has happened since Hurricane Sandy hit the New York / New Jersey area. I have never witnessed anything as devastating and heartbreaking as watching my dad lose his home and family belongings, but I am so thankful that he and the family are safe and sound, which is more than I can say for some of his neighbors. My 5 year old brother and sister spent a few days with me (I live in a lucky area that seemed to escape the storm), but they're back with their parents and are staying at their grandmother's house, in an effort to resume their school routines and feel a sense of normalcy. The outpour of help and support given by friends and volunteers has been incredibly inspiring and uplifting. Although the borough of Staten Island is a war zone and looks like a post-Apocalyptic movie set, the beautiful spirit of the people is unshakeable and even stronger than before. United we stand, united we fall, united we rise and rebuild. I am proud to say that humanity is alive and well and I am looking forward to the rainbow after the storm. Please pray for those who lost everything in this disaster and appreciate every moment you have with your loved ones.

If you would like to help a family who lost everything to Hurricane Sandy, please send your donations through PayPal to AzrDesign@mail.ru -- no amount is too small, we Thank You!
My bro Rashid & sis Hanifa watching The NeverEnding Story on top of LeeLee :)

 
Maryam


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33 comments:

  1. So glad your family is safe
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  2. I was thinking of you! So glad to know that you and your family are safe. It's amazing how the toughest of times bring us together and remind us of our most precious connections to family and friends. Stay strong!

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  3. Glad that you and your family are safe.

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  4. thank God they are safe, no matter if property is damaged at least they are safe n sound its great..

    May Allah help others too

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  5. Glad to hear you and your loved ones are safe. I can't imagine what you must be feeling right now, but sending love and prayers your way!
    XO Amber

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  6. so glad to hear that u guys are safe :) keeping those who have lost a loved ones in my thought. I spent my childhood in Iran and have seen my share of disasters such as earthquakes and also the war so I know how hard this can be

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  7. I am very sorry about your family. I guess the best way to cope with these things is to find a bit of normalcy among the chaos and that seems to be blogging for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family <3

    Boston Princess

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  8. Feel so sorry to hear about what your family had to go through. My prayers are with you. It's so sad to hear about the hurricane.. Be strong and my thoughts are with you.

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  9. I send you a big virtual hug sweety

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  10. I too have lost everything I've ever owned do to a natural disaster (Flood) and I know what its like to have to pick up all the pieces. Tell your family to hold on everything will get better and although they may have lost all their material possessions which can be replaced and at least they still have each other which is something that can never be replaced. Stay strong and much love to you and your family through this chaotic time.

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  11. Glad to hear your family is o.k.! Keeping everyone in my prayers <3

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  12. I'm happy your family is safe, sorry to hear about your family's home. My prayers are with you and your family.

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  13. Thank God you and your family are safe! The storm has been so devastating. Even though I live all the way across the country in California, the devastation has hit all the way over here. Many of my peers are from that area and have family who has been touched by this tragedy. I send my prayers to everyone!

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  14. I'm so sorry to hear about your father's home :( A lot of people I know lost their homes & it's so sad, I wish there was something I could do. I want to volunteer so badly, but I'm sure you know the gas situation right now. Long Island is crazy with lines & just selling out of the stuff period. I'll keep you & your loved ones in my prayers, it's gonna take a while for NY to bounce back from this<3

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  15. I'm sorry about your father's house. All this was such a great disaster.
    It was so sweet of you to take care of your little siblings.
    I hope nothing like this happens again.

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  16. Oh gosh, hun, I am so sorry about your dad's home! I wish you all the best of luck and I'm so glad you're all okay.

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  17. What a sweet photo... I'm happy to hear that your family is safe and sound. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  18. Thoughts and prayers for your father and those who've been devastated from this storm.

    xoxo
    Sooji

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  19. i am so glad you and your family are ok..take care.

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  20. glad they are safe doll.. sorry about the loss

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  21. So sorry to hear about your father's home Maryam. :( I'm so glad that you and all your loved ones are safe though. Best wishes while you all rebuild. <3

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  22. I am sorry to hear about it. I am glad that you and your family safe and sound, Maryam ^_^

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  24. очень страшно находится в опасной зоне! Я смотрела по телевизору о шторме,но Америка так далеко,что не воспринимаешь все это за реальность. Спасибо за пост, благодаря ему, понимаешь,что это бедствие происходит с реальными людьми. Надеюсь все быстро восстановят, и люди не будут падать духом

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  25. I'm glad you and your family are ok. I wish nothing but the best for your father and little children and hope they can rebuild thir home soon Big hug and kiss xx

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  26. I'm glad your family is safe, sorry to hear about your family's home. :(
    Big hug from Simona!!!

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  27. i'm so sorry to hear about what happened, the hurricane destroyed so much during the hit. but i'm glad you and your family are safe.i wish all the best to you and your family.

    big hugs and lotsa kisses ~ xox

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  28. Glad u&ur fam are well hun, stay blessed x

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  29. Thank you all so much! Your positive messages mean the world to me and my family! Love you guys <3

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