Monday, January 18, 2010

Haiti

We're all talking about it.  We're all thinking about it.  It was an earthquake and devastation beyond my comprehension.

I have to stop watching CNN.

I feel selfish, but those babies without moms and those children hurt and scared...my heart can't take it. 

I have been struggling emotionally the past couple days, and I'm starting to realize that this tragedy is at the core of my sadness.  I am helpless and I don't want to be.  I do not have the resources to do much, and that makes me sad.  If money were no option, and if there was a way, I'd go there.  I'd take those babies home. 

And I know that none of this horror should be about me.  But this blog is and I wanted to share how I'm feeling right now.  I won't stop praying and asking God to be with those little ones (and the big ones, of course), and give them healing and peace. 

I say this all the time, but I didn't ask to be born in the United States of America in 1977.  It was a beautiful gift, and for it I am insanely grateful.  Thanks to God for that good fortune. 

Additionally, Kendall's struggle continues.  Please, my readers, say a prayer for her too. 

I am humbled.

Thank you, God, for my healthy children, the roof over our heads, and the food on our table.  Help me always remember those without and never take for granted the gifts You've given me.  Amen.

4 comments:

Megan Lorraine said...

Thank you for the heart touching post Leanne! You echoed my sentiments exactly. I looked up little Kendalls page, and said a little prayer for her. talk about tugging heart strings of a mother. Hope you have a happier Tuesday.

Julie said...

You said it very well. We don't have cable and have missed much of the breaking news from Haiti. It's hard to read stories and look at pictures on the web, I'm sure it's even harder to see it all on television. Your compassion is a blessing to the world, Leanne. Thanks for caring so much for this nation, even when it breaks your heart.

Continued prayers for sweet Kendall and her parents.

Julie said...

(And prayers for all of Haiti, of course.)

elizabeth said...

It is hard to feel helpless, especially in the wake of a tragedy.

I am glad that I don't have a TV, because I don't have to come up with an excuse not to watch it.

Prayers for all.