A Day in the Life of an Israeli MOM: Yael Shafir Garibi
This morning began after a restless sleepless night, my child is fighting in Aza and I can’t speak to him like any other mother can usually speak to her child at any given moment. I miss him so much!! Deep inside I know we are fighting a just war, the most just war! Here in Israel we can’t afford to live knowing that at any given moment they may come and murder us… And yet I’m a mother and I want my children to return to University and continue their studies just as children around the world should, and have.
My son is a studying law and economics at Hebrew U, his sister who is (serving in reserve as well) is a student for law in the Richman University in the excellence program.
I’m wearing my uniform, take a deep breath and head out to my reserve duty as a casualty officer.. Outside the sun is shining… My driver is waiting outside of my house, I head to the car and know I now have the responsibility to take care of the bereaved families… I pray the day will come where I won’t go to the bereaved families, the day I will drive instead to my children at their homes… The day we will speak about love, mutual responsibility, joy and success… That is what I raised them to.