It is hard to sit here (in my house, on my couch, blessed with my family all around me) and share anything about my life with you, when so many people are hurting for the loss of loved ones, and major destruction in Japan.
Everything I have to say seems like trivial dribble.
However, we are SO happy to share with you that our dear, dear friends over there are just fine. I spent a nervous day Friday waiting to hear from them, but heaved a big sigh of relief when Nagisa called to say they were okay. I still worry quite a bit as I watch the news reports this morning. More earthquakes and then the whole nuclear radiation scare.
We are praying for all of Japan.
May God be with you and give you strength.
And for those of us a world away… may we truly appreciate what we have around us and not take the important things for granted. When it’s all said and done, our families are the most important things we have in this life. All our possessions, obviously, can be swept away in a heartbeat.
And our hearts break.
And know that God is good, all the time. And all the time, God is good.
And hold our children close. (figuratively speaking – of course – since they don’t hold still for very long.)