Friday, January 15, 2010

A long way to go

No twitter post today. Perhaps tomorrow. As random as I tend to be, I'm fairly disciplined when it comes to how I post for this blog. There is an order to this seemingly hodge-podge little blog.

But as the news began to trickle in about the goings on in Haiti, and then the news of Pat Robertson being, well...Pat Robertson, this song kept playing in my head over and over. The words of the song in tune with what was going on in my head and in my heart.

So much death; so much need and desperation. It's painful to watch mothers and fathers grieving for their missing children; children searching for their mothers and fathers. I just wanted to shut it out. Turn it off. As selfish and self-absorbed as this may sound, I'm just not ready to process all of this right now. I'll get there. Just not today...

If you're so inclined, please visit my friend Sherri's site, Matter of Fact, and read her post Hope for Haiti


~*Michelle*~ said...

I guess I must be selfish myself....I started to feel suffocated as I watched a horrific slide show of the devastation and then I read one report of what was seen by a crumble school and I had to turn in off. I was explaining what happened to my younger children so we could pray for them.....then my 7 yo daughter asked *that* question...."Why did God allow this to happen???"


♥ Kathy said...

It's too sad for me too. I just feel helpless. There's nothing I can do but pray for them but I've been doing plenty of that.

Maureen said...

I do understand this sense of needing to "turn off" to the events in Haiti. But:

My hope is that no one of us will feel we cannot do something. Here are two things we can do:

* Donate money to the relief aid agencies you trust. And when you give, think about making the donation monthly.

* Write about Haiti on your blogs. Keep Haiti uppermost in people's minds. People tend to give immediately when a disaster strikes and then forget about it. This nation cannot survive if we forget about it.

Maybe I'll turn this rant into my own blog post.

Thank you, Kathy.

katdish said...

Good point, Maureen.

I will write about it. I just need some time to soak it all in.

bman said...

It's okay to be honest about this kind of stuff. It's not self-absorbed to not be able to deal with death, violence and destruction. It's hard.

As long as we're all praying for those people, and sending support in whatever way we can.

Anonymous said...

Boy that song really fits!

I turned on the news and watched for a few hours yesterday and found myself crying and miserable so I finally shut it off.

I think (as other people have commented) we need to be praying and doing what we can... but it might just be too hard to watch!

L.T. Elliot said...

My heart is breaking for these people and their trajedies. Sometimes it feels like so much pain to pull in and it's okay to know when to survive it.

sherri said...

Thanks for helping to spread the word- I still can't absorb it all and I've been following it pretty much 24/7. It is overwhelming, to say the least. Can't even imagine being there...trying to live through it all.