Tuesday, March 15, 2011


I'm forgoing Ten-Word Tuesday today as my world is in a bit turmoil. I have never been through a "real" natural disaster. I've experienced earthquakes, flooding and even a tornado, but I never felt truly afraid. With all that is happening in the Middle East, my thoughts are far from the limit of ten words. I've watched, breathless, as a place I once lived and love was looted and friends, still there, hid inside their homes with baseball bats beside the door, their one protection. Other friends were evacuated and still live in a world of unrest, not knowing what will happen next, where they'll go, what they'll do. My family blog isn't called Daily Journeys of an American Gypsy for nothing. We are homeless. Oft times, very alone. Normally, the adventure of it, the wanderlust, conquers any sort of fear we might have at our chosen lifestyle, but then evacuations happen. As with Egypt not so long ago, I have friends in Bahrain who are now experiencing that same chaos and evacuations are pending. I cannot control the emotions I feel. Add to this all that is happening in Japan? I'm not sure there are words for how I feel. So many people in pain and mourning...

Perhaps tomorrow I will be resigned once again to all that is happening, but for today I feel overwhelmed and so very small. All I can say is, please, pray for all those across the Middle East and for those in Japan. I know the power of prayer is not insignificant.


  1. i can't even begin to comprehend the complexity and severity of the events that are occruing the world over. i feel for my brothers and sisters and their pain.

    but i'm trying to remember god's redeeming love for it is the greatest comfort and solace.

    and i see an opportunity for learning - i have a greater respect for the japanese and their example. their hasn't been one incident of crime, loitering or civil unrest since this natural disaster. we have a lot to learn from them. their country will recover with greater ease because of their respect and honesty - both are virtues we could all practice a bit more.

  2. I'm having the same reaction. This is all so humbling, overwhelming and terrifying. I pray we all experience some peace soon.

  3. Hang in there. Prayer is very powerful. You can leave it all in God's hands. He'll take care of us all. Love you.

  4. Thank you for all your kind words and hugs!

  5. It's overwhelming what is happening right now. It's heartbreaking. *hugs*

  6. I love this blog! I didn't know it existed - so HAPPY to get your email.

    I am so sorry that you are all going through this. Because of CG, I constantly worry about all of our friends around the world when disaster and unrest strike MUCH too close for comfort.

    I will definitely be praying!


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