Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Our Jamie has asked us this morning... "What do you wish for your family?" So very many things. Family is one of those funny words....it can mean lots of things! We have a family here for instance..there is the family of man...our extended family..our immediate family..many of us have family made up of nonfamily..so this was sticky for me..this Wednesday question!
I have said little on my blog about Haiti this week..I have watched with deep sadness and frustration. Pictures of children & parents in distress always clutches my heart. I cannot watch the news without tears.
Jim spent his Guard time away last summer in supply...he was in charge of moving all of the food and supplies for the unit. We watched in frustration the other night ...a huge group of people moving meals (MREs)out of a warehouse to folks in that area. Somehow they only managed to move a fraction out the doors. Jim said on any given day in the unit he and two other men moved 4 times that amount daily for a month!?
What is wrong with this picture..is everyone in charge afraid to step up to the plate!! Doctors searching for saws on the ground to aid in medical treatment...how is this possible in our world? Tour ships still visiting?? Seriously..I understand the money influx is good..but frankly..unless those tourists are getting off their cruise and jumping in to help while there....I just find that mind blowing.
So I guess my wish this morning is for all of those in Haiti..that we find a collective way to look at these folks as part of our family..not people from far away..family. That we allow ourselves to see and feel the pain they are in, that as a family of man we do what we can as a whole and as individuals..even if all we can do is pray for them. For my family of man in Haiti that are suffering so this week..that have been hit with another quake this morning...I wish for them.