3.11.2011

a little disaster for your Friday morning

We woke this morning to a phone call from my sister, who was calling to tell us about the earthquake in Sendai, Japan.

In case you forgot (or didn't know!), Sendai is where my husband served a two-year mission.  He has spent the morning gaping at live footage of the ocean slowly eating at the place he once called home.

I don't know if it's because I've never seen footage like this, or because I was there 13 months ago, or even because we've been looking at jobs in Japan, but this disaster is so devastating to me I can't stop thinking about it.  The scene replays itself over and over in my mind.  What will those people do?  Where will they go, how will they eat?  Is there anything we can do to help?

(According to Church Headquarters and the Humanitarian center, no.  We called already.)
(But we'll keep trying.)

3 comments:

Tay said...

It's so devastating. And I can't help but wonder if Utah is next. Am i prepared enough? What more can be done?

I hope you are able to contact Slice's friends and Japanese family soon.

The Farrers said...

Bret's brother's family is in Japan too. Thank heaven they are ok, but that was quite the text to get at 3:30 this morning. Our prayers are with your friends.

Linnea said...

How emotional that must have been for Slice.

Plug for my work...LDS Philanthropies! The place for donations - 100% of the money given goes to disaster relief. :-)