Throughout the last several years, many of us have been deeply touched by a blog written by a young Iraqi woman who uses the name Riverbend. Her missives about what life is really like in Baghdad and throughout Iraq have offered a much needed lens of reality to our perceptions. Her bravery in writing this blog, and her willingness to share her perceptions are inspiring beyond words.
This week Riverbend writes that her family is preparing to leave Iraq. She talks about the difficulties in doing that, both the logistics and the emotional trauma that it entails. Please keep this amazing woman and her family in your thoughts as they make their journey to safety.