Keeping Hope in the hardship.

Wala Lut
Posted April 5, 2019 from Yemen

 Sometimes an event that seems to be going badly turns out well afterall.I agree with this statement.One example of this is My condition before I go to  school

. Firstly, I agree with statement because it really happened to me in the past.I mean after I finished high school ,there were alot of troubles between father and mother and still now .The problems were about my father did not want my sisters or me to finish our University education .In that period,I spent one year praying and gave charity to poor eventhough I did not have much to give.Also, despite my oldest brother used to hit mother,my sisters, and me,I continue keeping hope and preparing my self to the acceptence test at school as if my family agrees or allows me to do.Furthermore,my oldest brother used to steal the money from mother and went to hang around with his bad friends.He used to threaten me that he will prevent me from continuing my University education.However,God does not leave me alone suffer.He makes my praying true because he loves me so much. after one year,I talked to father who changed his mind and let me enter  school.In addition,he pays all my expenses at school.On other hand, my oldest brother went to saudi Arabia,but from time to time he still threatens me he will hit me again because I finish my University education.Now,I have a bachler's degree .That is for me nice accomplishment.Yet,Iam in war in Yemen .I have almost no job.I work only two days for goverment  with no salary just only percentage which is very very little amount of money.Iam in another hardship in war,but it does not stop me to continue to achieve my rest of goals in life to be as I want and desire eventhough my younger brothers now hit just like my oldest brother did .They try to imitate his violent and cruel behavior just to show us they are men.Actually,men in specially in my family and particarly in Yemen are sick and closed- minded .They used to hit females and abuse them.Sometimes I get depressed and cry alot,but I still remember I will find a way to have my own way and establish my family eventhough my mother now refuses to let me travel alone.However,I will not lose hope and I still beleive in miracle to happen.Maybe I am going to meet kind people to guide or show me how to solve this troubles here.I am still praying ,figuring out and trying .

Generally Speaking,life is too short to be sad all the time and forget about your target in life to achieve ;therefore,never give up for any reason ,for any plight or predicament and keep the hope and try to work for your dream no matter how you feel or suffer.

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Jill Langhus
Apr 06
Apr 06

Hello Wala Dear,

Thanks for sharing your sad story. I'm glad that you are staying optimistic but I wish that your siblings weren't beating up on you all, and that your mom doesn't want you to travel alone. Why doesn't she want you to travel alone? What happens if you stand up to your brothers when they do this or attempt to do this, and are there any organizations there that you can contact to mitigate the beatings?

Sending you love, light and prayers.

XX

Wala Lut
Apr 05
Apr 05

Hi jlanghus,
Thanks alot for these kind words.
My story is sad and upsetting to others.
Mother simply wants me to stay beside her till she dies.
I can not go to any organzation as easy as u imagine bec.I will be killed.
So, I have to be patient and avoid them eventough I am very uncomfortable with this situation.

Jill Langhus
Apr 06
Apr 06

You're welcome, dear. Yes, it is!

Oh:-(

Wala Lut
Apr 06
Apr 06

Hi my dear jlanghus,

Thanks always for ur precious and nice words..
U can talk to me by private message.

Have a wonderful day.

Jill Langhus
Apr 07
Apr 07

You're very welcome, dear:-) Yes, dear.

I wish you the best, safest day!

Wala Lut
Apr 08
Apr 08

Thanks againjlanghus

Jill Langhus
Apr 09
Apr 09

You're welcome, dear!

Tamarack Verrall
Apr 07
Apr 07

Dear Wala,
We are working together toward a world in which no girls and women have to go through what you and your mother have been going through. A world in which the cruelty and violence that your brother has been doing toward you, now with younger brothers too and so many men in your country and around the world, is stopped, for the violent crime that this is. What strength you have, holding onto belief in yourself, getting your education no matter what, speaking the truth about what needs to change. And living in a country in which you are dealing with war. Dear Wala how I wish we were collectively further, and able to affect change immediately. I hope at the very least that knowing we see your strength and send love that you will continue to believe in your dreams and in your self. I hope too that you are able to find others in your community who feel the same way, and that you will keep us up to date on how you are doing.
With love in sisterhood,
Tam

Wala Lut
Apr 08
Apr 08

Thanks alot Tam for these beatiful words and inspiring talk.I really appreciate it.

Wendy Stebbins
Apr 07
Apr 07

Hi Wala, I lOve, lOVe, LOVE your article. Though you are going through a hard time you are a tough person who is not going to let anybody keep you down. Good for you. I admire that in you. In fact you are heading for greatness with that attitude.

Wala Lut
Apr 08
Apr 08

Hi Wendy,
Very kind of you to say that.
Thank u very much.

CATHIE
Apr 07
Apr 07

Dear Wala,
Thanks for sharing your story with us. Am glad at your strength and positive attitude. I understand, most mothers would always love to have their daughters besides them forever especially when the boys are violent, please just talk to her and make her understand that at some point you need to stand alone and support yourself however you will still be there for her. I would also encourage you to continue in prayer especially for your brothers. God will change their hearts to start loving you and the whole family. Believe that with God everything will work best for you!

Much love and prayers for you dear.

Wala Lut
Apr 08
Apr 08

Hi CATHIE,
I have talked to mother ,but she does not want to change her mind.
But, I say to myself time will maybe make her to change ;otherwise,I have to look for other ways to achieve my goal God willing.
I do not know what is it now ,but I still figure out.
About my brothers and my family,Iam going to continue prayiing till the end of my time.

Thank a million for ur wonderful words.

Michaela O'Driscoll
Apr 08
Apr 08

All power to you dear Sister. Sending much love and prayers. Calling in Peace and happiness for you You are so courageous.

Wala Lut
Apr 08
Apr 08

Hi Michaela,
Thanks alot .

Have a great day.

Wendy Stebbins
Apr 08
Apr 08

Wala

I have sent this on to a young girl in Zambia who is going through many of the same father and family issues. You are a beacon of light. You are an example of what it means to live your life with grace and determination no matter what the circumstances. You are a gift to the universe. I just want to know you are making a wonderful difference to this one Zambian girl and that is huge. Thank you. Praying for you. I know something great is going to come out of all this for you. Your situations have been your school lessons, the way you have handled it all has been your training and something good is coming to use your highest self. Since you have to stay home, have you thought of writing poems as a way to cope or to write a book?

Wala Lut
Apr 08
Apr 08

Hello Wendy again,
Yes, I write poem.but it is about love.
I want someone professional to review it for me.
I want to publish it.
If u can review it,send me a private message.
Thank you Thank you for ur kindness.
Believe they are many like me or worse who suffer in silence.

Wendy Stebbins
Apr 08
Apr 08

How do I send you a private message. I am not an editor but I would be happy to review it for you if you tell me what you want me to look for.

Wala Lut
Apr 08
Apr 08

I want to publish it in book.
But ,do not know how.
This is my e.mail: sandbelalht@yahoo.com
I plan to send u after I collect them.
So,if u do not mind give me ur e.mail.

Thanks again.

Seka
Apr 10
Apr 10

Dear Wala hello, thanks for the shared story with good advice. We must move forward despite all the obstacles in front of us. With God we will make feats because he is in control of all situations and he is the help that is never lacking in distress. Your story really encourages us!

Wala Lut
Apr 10
Apr 10

Dear Seka,
U encourage me ,too.
I read all ur story here in this website that give me a hope for the bright future.
Ur words are so beautiful.
Thank u very much.

Seka
Apr 11
Apr 11

You are welcome. Be blessed my lovely sister.
In sisterhood
seka