Friday, March 11, 2011
Last night as I drove home from book club, tucked in my little family, caught up briefly with Alexi and then went to bed, I was innocent to the disaster happening elsewhere around the globe. The phone woke us early this morning, always a harbinger of bad news. It was Alexi's mother, warning about the tsunami that might be coming our way. Even as I felt the news of the tragedy wash over me I felt relief that there was no bad news about our loved ones. For today, we have been spared; we are healthy and safe, for now, and we're so thankful. For those who did not wake from the night with the same reassurance, whose lives will be forever changed by these events, we cannot begin to express our sorrow for your suffering. Those affected by the unimaginably horrible events in Japan and the surrounding areas are constantly in our thoughts, our hearts.