A Wartime Wedding: Syrian Hospital Celebrates Marriage of 2 of its Staff

A Wartime Wedding: Syrian Hospital Celebrates Marriage of 2 of its Staff
Wed 31-10-2012

Zakaria Mansour El Hajji and his wife to be, Bushra, met at a hospital 2 months ago,and are no engaged.

On Monday, they will be married in a village outside Aleppo. Saturday night, the groom and a group of doctors, nurses, and staff celebrated for a few hours, and managed to forget about their sadness even for a short period of time.

According to CS Monitor: "We can't forget our pain, but we have to make our happiness, and we will keep looking for our happiness," said hospital receptionist Hassan Maksuma, as the groom's friends stripped him of his street clothes and dressed him in a new suit, following tradition, behind the desk in the lobby. Usually, Mr. Maksuma sits behind that same desk, watching the wounded and the dead flow into the hospital. "The happiest moments are the ones we make happy," he said, quoting a proverb.

 

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