Sunday, August 27, 2006

Free & Safe - Olaf & Steve

The guys are out safe and free, I have spent the last twenty four hours down in Gaza and was there when they ran up the stairs. To be there was without doubt one of the best moments in my career to see my friends safe and well and as a member of the small team we had there. You could not help but cry with the pure joy of life
More later for the moment there are things to tidy up and reflect, then I will write the last 24 hours up in detail
To all of you who had them in your thoughts and prayers
Thank you from the bottom of my heart
Mal

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

So thankful for their safe return.

NewsJunkie said...

What wonderful news to learn during a sleepless early morning. I'm sure it meant the world to them to see so many friendly faces when they arrived at the hotel!

lindy said...

Mal...you described your feelings as "the pure joy of life"...What a perfect description of the response all across the world as people learned the good news of your collegues release. Please stay safe!

Tammy said...

I was so glad to hear about Steve and Olaf safe return this morning

Steve Runner said...

Woke up this morning in the States to the great news! Was in bed when I saw the footage and jumped out of bed! Went out for a 10 mile run with a big smile on my face! Thank God Olaf and Steve are okay! Stay safe Mal.

- SR

WiseDawn said...

I was the same way...First news that greeted me this morning...

Tears of joy and relief lasted awhile....

Glad and grateful they are safe....

21st Century Mom said...

I saw this in the news today - hooray! So glad they are free and safe.

Scarlet said...

Thank God! A happy ending finally.

Hugs to ya, Mal.

Murman said...

Good News Indeed!

I saw the footage on Canadian Television this morning. Certainly made for a good day!

Stay well,
Murman