Hagop and Anaheed on their balcony overlooking the Beirut port.
The blast was so powerful that it completely destroyed all our windows and doors, and threw my sister in the air, as well as many of our furniture, some of it fell back on my sister afterward and injured her in the back, the legs, and the head.
Overall, it is still a miracle that we were not more seriously injured and that we made it without a single broken bone. Had we been anywhere else in the apartment at the time of the explosion, we would surely have died because there are windows everywhere but here.
We don’t have any other place to go than this apartment. We have no choice but to stay here. Now people are working hard to try and rehabilitate the building, but it will still take a lot of time. Now winter is around the corner. If it starts raining tomorrow, I bet water will infiltrate all the building and the apartments.
Our faith is helping us a lot in this difficult time. We have nothing else to hold on to but prayer. We pray for God to keep the evil away. We read from the Bible every morning before doing anything else, and we pray before we go to bed. When I struggle walking, I pray for God to carry me through some more steps. We pray we can walk normally again soon and do not need assistance anymore.