Friday, April 8, 2011

Its been 4 weeks/1 month.....

What a long sad month this has been. A major earthquake, a tsunami, threat of nuclear fallout, thousands (yes over 1000) aftershocks including the 7.1 last night..... So much to deal with. So many emotions. So many lives lost. So many people with nothing left. Japan still has a long road to recovery. The people here are amazing. They WILL pull through this. Military and volunteers from around the world have come together to help this great nation. If you have helped by donating money or supplies, thank you! If you have volunteered your time, thank you! If you have prayed for everyone involved, thank you! Tomorrow I will be gathering with over 20 people to help put together backpacks for the children of Japan. They will include things like toothpaste, toothbrush, underwear, small toys, coloring books, crayons, water and snacks. Its not much but every little bit helps. It has been stressful enough for me dealing with all the aftershocks. Last night's big quake/aftershock was especially rattling for me. Then I thought of all those in this country with no home, no belongings, no family. That made me remember how blessed I truly am.


Leslie@gmail said...

I don't know how you do it. I would be so scared. Praise God that you and your family are safe. I have kept that nation in my prayers and will continue to do so. What a wonderful thing you are doing by helping out with those nap sacks, I know the smallest thing seems so great at a time like this. Those kids will be so grateful, as will their parents. May you be blessed for your good works. Stay safe and thank you for the Style Award, that was sweet of you.

Sheri - confessed craftaholic said...

My son is stationed in Okinawa, but his in-laws are near Tokyo, so we've certainly been worried about all of them. Glad you are also ok. Following you through SC. I'm #380. Come by for a visit.
Happy Stamping!