3.13.2011

JAPAN

{image via mlive.com}

I could not believe the devastation that took place this past Friday in Japan. My heart completely aches for them. I showed KJ this image so he would know what we were praying for. He thought this was a picture of toy cars and planes all jumbled together. That is what it looks like. I do feel like KJ though, in a way. I find it quite hard to wrap my brain around what has happened.  Every image and story is quite baffling. That very evening was KJ's birthday party. I was incredibly grateful to have our family and friends all there with us and at the same time sorrow for those that do not even know where their family's are. Heartbreaking...

*I will post KJ's party this week, hopefully sooner than later, but for now I am going to just enjoy some time with my family.

21 comments:

Mariah said...

My girls are getting lots of extra snuggles as well...

M said...

I'm reading your blog everyday.
I'm a Japanese person who live in Canada now.
I couldn't understand when I heard about this news. I'm just heartbreaking now....but the US navy in
Japan now and they are working for Japanese people. I'd like to say "thank you"to the US people. I hope everythings get better soon.

Sherri Cassara said...

When I saw the image on my side bar I thought they were toys as well. Thank you for posting this. I am struggling going on with 'my life as normal' with all they are dealing with. So tragic.

Amy said...

We've been following the stories coming from Japan as well, and it's been incredibly heartbreaking and eye opening to see what's taking place there. Thank you for sharing with us a reminder of how truly fragile life is.

Sarah said...

the devastation in Japan is hard to fathom. my heart breaks for them too. thank you for reminding all of us how grateful we all should be for each and every day.

My Interior Life said...

Definitely hard to wrap my brain around. Watching the devastation on Dateline tonight they talked about the 40 foot wave that resulted from the tsunami. Unbelievable. We should all count our blessings.

The Southern Lady said...

Good afternoon from Tokyo!

Thank you for this post, as well as your prayers, and bringing your children into prayer for Sendai. Friday was very scary~and we're 230 miles away from the epicenter. Many of Husband's co-workers are not returning to work as they're trying to get up North and searching for loved ones. My daughter's school is officially out for spring break a week early as rolling blackouts across the country will take place to conserve energy. Please keep everyone in Japan, particularly in the northeast, in your prayers. There is a definite ripple effect from this tragedy and slowly, but surely, everyone is feeling it. Thank you for always inspiring and keeping your faith constant.

Warmly,

Elizabeth

Eden Lang said...

truly devastating. My heart aches for these families. We too have joined in prayers.

Michelle @ Ten June said...

It's really made me sit back and value what I've got, as well. So sad, we're praying.

JMW said...

I still can't seem to wrap my head around the devastation. We're collecting donations at work for the Red Cross's tsunami relief fund. It may not be much, but I'm determined to give in whatever way possible.

slommler said...

What has happened in Japan and is still ongoing is so awful!! It is so hard to fathom. I am also praying. I am so glad we are rushing to help. Seems so overwhelming though!
Hugs
SueAnn

Allison {Live Love Small} said...

it is so devastating. saying many prayers.

Emma at The Marion House Book said...

It really puts things into perspective. I agree with you that it is hard to totally wrap your head around it. Seems very unreal.

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

I cannot imagine what they must be going through. It's absolutely tragic. They are in my prayers.

Char said...

it is so surreal that it does seem like toys instead of reality - it boggles my mind so much that it doesn't want to accept this. i cannot even begin to imagine the loss of life, the loss of everything. so devastating.

Natasha said...

There are no words for what happened in Japan, my heart goes out to them. I told my husband last night that I didn't know how I would handle such a tragedy if it happened to us here in Canada. Japan is in my prayers.

shopgirl said...

i know. it's so heartbreaking.

xoxo

Ashley said...

Paula, I think it is very responsible of you to share the reality of the tragedy in Japan with your son, so that he can understand who he is supporting with his prayers.

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

I am heartbroken too. Such a great country and wonderful people. I keep them in my thoughts and prayers.

Danielle {freshquince} said...

Heartbreaking to say the least!! My prayers and thought go out to all those in Japan...it is all just so surreal and I thought the same thing as KJ when I first saw that image. I really looks like a bunch of toys...something my son would have done with all of his cars and planes on a warm summer day. Happy Birthday to your little man!

Ann said...

That looks like such a fun kiddie party...

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