Wednesday, January 13, 2010
As I awoke this morning and kissed my healthy kids good morning, took a long, warm shower, and chose from the many clothes I own, I did so with somber humility. Tragedy can strike at any time, in many ways, and today my heart goes out to the families in Haiti. With a country so poor anyway, I shudder to think what the emergency response situation is like. It makes me all the more committed to a) support humanitarian efforts and encourage others as well to support their favorite charities that aid poor countries and b) prepare my own family for potential disasters. We all have one or more natural disaster that could possibly threaten our homes and lives. In Flagstaf it is forest fire. Be prepared. Have food on hand, have a bag packed ready to leave, and know first aid. Be grateful for what you have. These are the things I need to remember.
And most of all, let us all pray for those who are suffering right now.