Today in Israel

Paula R. Stern,

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Paula R. Stern
Paula R. Stern is CEO and founder of WritePoint Ltd., a leading technical writing company offering documentation services and training seminars. She made aliyah in 1993 when her oldest son was 6 years old. In March 2007, Elie entered the Artillery Division of the Israeli army and Paula began writing about her experiences as A Soldier"s Mother. The blog continues as Elie moved on to Reserve Duty, her second son, Shmuel served in Kfir and continues as her youngest son David now serves in Givati. She recently opened a publishing house, helping other authors fulfill their dream to publish. Links to the Author's blogs: * A Soldier"s MotherPaulaSays Israel Blogger...

Today, no rockets hit my country, no mortars were shot at my land. No buses exploded; no restaurant was bombed. No one was murdered simply for being an Israeli, a Jew. 

In the morning, children got up, got dressed, went to school and ate lunch. They went home and played outside or inside - whatever they wanted. They rode their bicycles and went to the park. They didn't count seconds and hopefully never imagined hearing a siren.

We adults got up in the morning, got dressed, went to work. We had our meetings, answered our emails. We ate lunch at our desks, in the restaurants, in the cafeterias. Some of us went shopping; some strolled outside to enjoy the last few days of summer. We drove home, took the bus, the train, bicycled, walked. We ate dinner, outside or inside - whatever we wanted. Some of us went to a movie, some to a show. Some went to a wedding, some for a drive. Some said good night to their children, and hopefully didn't imagine having to awaken them and rush them to a bomb shelter.

Today, no rockets hit my country.

Sometimes, that's as good as it gets.