When the unrest began in Egypt if felt far away. I know that it's not really, but it did, it felt far. It was a relief when the people got what they wanted. The opportunity for democracy may now be attainable. I'm not an expert on any of these things. I am a mom of two sweet little boys who stays home. I read the same things and watch the same things that you do.
Now that the protest and unrest have begun in Bahrain it is much closer. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a bit unsettled about this happening closer to home for us. We know Bahrain, we love spending time there and it was always our backup plan to escape to if something happened here.
With all that being said, we are ok. We feel safe where we are. Bahrain is close, but it is on the other side of the causeway. There is a bit of distance.
Thursday afternoon we were driving home from being in town. We stopped right before the gate and the stoplight where the US consulate is on one side and the SA national guard is on the other. We waited at the light, as Humvee after Humvee turned out of the gate heading into town. The large buses looking like SWAT type of vehicles followed suit. We didn't know where they were going, and didn't think much other than to tell Owen to look at the big trucks. In hindsight, we have a feeling these military vehicles might have been heading over the causeway.
So we wait like the rest of the world. We go about our normal day here and pray things get resolved. Pray for resolution and peace. Pray for the inspiration and direction our family needs to stay safe while abroad and in the middle east.
My mom is now here. She arrived safe and sound and is doing well and has pretty much proven to be an all star without jet lag. Before she left she mentioned that she was worried about us and the unrest and protests happening around the middle east. Then she said, if she's with us she'd worry less. Or something like that. Regardless, it's so very nice to have her here. When we sit around the dining room table with her here, it feels like we are back in Houston. With her she brought the feelings of home. The boys are in heaven with her here and so am I.