Friday, March 11, 2011

for this day

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, 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 have our continued health and safety for this day, and for these things we give thanks. For those who did not wake from the night with the same reassurance, whose lives will be forever changed by these events, there are no words 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.

7 comments:

Emma said...

I'm still finding it difficult to comprehend what's going on in Japan.

I hope you folks in the US stay safe.

Yeehauser said...

Beautifully put...

thisfriendlyvillage said...
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thisfriendlyvillage said...

It's weird. The enormity and reality of things like that always take a couple of days to sink in for me. Thanks for your post about it. I also appreciated your acknowledgement of Shrove Tues and Ash Wed. Like how this season makes one step back and reflect.

Francesca said...

Life is so fragile.

Johanna said...

it's heartbreaking isn't it?
just heartbreaking.
no words.
xox

Char said...

there are no words for the devastation...and what we do not even know yet.