On the day of that horrible earthquake, I blogged about something really unimportant. Not on purpose or anything... I'm sure a lot of people did. But I got a mean anonymous comment telling me I was shallow and self absorbed for thinking of myself on such a day.
What I resent most about that comment is that it's made me feel like I CAN'T blog about Japan, because now it would seem like it was beCAUSE of the comment --- or I would seem insincere...
Like when you complain that your husband doesn't tell you that your pretty... and then he says
"oh but I think you're SO pretty", and you're like
"don't waste your breath, it's too late"... And now you've made it so the poor guy can't win.
But I realized that was a stupid reason not to blog about it. One dumb, bored anonymous commenter.
I'm blown away by the footage, the pictures, the NUMBERS. I can't imagine what the mothers are going through--- trying to comfort their frightened children. Or much worse. I can't let myself think of what the children are going through or I feel crippled with sadness.
I think of it, we talk about it, we pray for them, (if I forget, Sophia reminds me and we start over) but then we get to move on and tuck our healthy kids into their cozy warm beds and have a bowl of ice cream. I can't imagine what it would be like to be living through such a nightmare while the lives of so many others just go on as usual. It's so unfair. What if it were right here? I live right on a fault line... it could be. Most of my family lives on the coast. It could be MY loved ones. It's unthinkable. And yet for so many people-- so many mothers, fathers, and children-- it's a reality.
If you're looking for something you can do, visit for japan with love and you can donate. The money is going toward sending shelter boxes since so many are left without homes. Their goal was to raise $5,000 and they've raised over 50,000... so obviously spreading the word through blogs is working. I'm a little late, but I thought I'd join in.