Wednesday, January 13, 2010


I have always had a hard time watching the news. It seems like it is so depressing to see all the terrible things that are going on in the world. My heart ached yesterday when the images of the 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti, came up on my screen....

People search for survivors amongst the rubble of the Caribbean Super Market in Delmas on January 12, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A 7.0 earthquake rocked Haiti today, followed by at least a dozen aftershocks, causing widespread devastation in the capital.

Perspective is something that can change in an instant. I have been struggling the last couple of days with the pain in my knees and I am having some trouble with my teeth and will need to go in right after my knee surgery to get 2 crowns. I am also trying to get my heart to stop aching for Lauren (who just left for college,) and my son Lee is getting sick again and we are trying to figure out the cause of that. So I have been having a bit of a pity party for myself lately. I try to keep those things to myself, but non-the-less my perspective was bleak.

One look at the head lines snapped me back to reality, how in the world could I be thinking I was having a bad day when  you see how hard life truly is for so many on a daily basis?  They already have a life that is a daily struggle, and now after having such a devastating thing like this happen is unthinkable to me. I have never traveled the world at all, I know part of my family have and they say it is eye opening to see how others in the world live. Not sure is my heart could take it. It hurts today to just see the images of the people suffering so bad. In the article is talked about the people that are digging non-stop to save their loved one, they say that they are running on pure adrenaline and will power, but they know not even that... can last forever.

So today I will remember these people in Haiti in my thoughts and prayers and I will also count my blessings as I sit in my warm home, safely surrounded by those I love. I will remember, and keep things in perspective!

1 comment:

Matt and Cristina said...

Hi Aunt Lynn,
I've been thinking about you and wondering how you are doing. I'm sure it has been a rough couple of weeks. You are such an amazing woman... don't forget it! If you get a chance, you should check out the link on my blog. It is the most incredible story and really helped me with my perspective on life. Love you!