Those unsung heroes

 

There is an influence that can sometimes be forgotten about war.

My dad as a teenager freeing a wagon outside a refugee camp. WWII

Even in peacetime, former refugees can still pass on the effects of war to their children. These parents experienced terrible things. It traumatized them, harmed them, and moulded them.

And, even though their post-war children were born into apparent peace, these children too became survivors of war. For decades they may have had to deal with the consequences of their parents’ broken hearts and minds. But thankfully, this isn’t the end of the story.

Ordinary people in ordinary walks of life have dared to step up and embrace those refugees and children. They have dared to get involved. So I celebrate an even greater army of selfless heroes, those who one hug after another, reverse the effects of war.

4 responses to “Those unsung heroes

  1. This is an excellent observation Eva, it does take an enormous amount of love and sacrifice to heal the minds and hearts of those who have experienced the trauma of war. Thank you for sharing 🙂

    • Hi Jeremy, thanks. I find it also applies to any trauma in life. It can have a generational effect. I am so thankful that God is with us, the healer, the defender, the hope of us broken ones.

  2. Great photo of Abe things must have been tough after war. Would like to hear about your mom and dad’s stories from 1930 to when you started your book . Plus your grand parents

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