Saturday, March 1, 2008


My name is Yousef Abid and I am ten years old. I am in 3rd grade.

I have never seen my Dad except the photos that my Mom had. My mother and father got divorced before I was born.

I came to Syria with my Mom in 2007 because of the bad security situation and after we were threatened by the Mahdi Army.

My Mom works as a waitress in a cafeteria in Syria.

I don't want to go back to Iraq right now. Syria is a better place to live in.

My only wish is to see the Statue of Liberty in the New York and take pictures there. And my ambition is to study medicine.

1 comment:

Editor said...

Hi Yousef-
How are you? this is class 602 from Frederick Douglass Academy in New York.
We are in sixth grade, which means we We are all 10, 11 and 12.
We are wondering: do you feel sad about missing so much school?
Class 602