A few months may not seem like a long time, but it was as rebels worked to take one city after another. Imagine what it must be like for regular citizens, who are trying to live and stay out of harm's way as government troops fought the rebels. War raged around them.
I pray the nation can organize itself after all this turmoil.
The other day, I heard an NPR report about a father and son from the United States, who traveled to Libya to help. Mabruk Eshnuk and his son Malik left their home in Pittsburgh to return to Libya.
Sadly, after a few weeks of training they died during a battle. I missed the initial report of their efforts to help the rebels. The news of their death struck me. I've found myself thinking about them as I see TV reports of the success in Tripoli.
I'm thankful there are people willing to rise up to a tremendous challenge — no matter what the personal consequences.