This morning, I woke up, showered, and went on the computer for a few minutes before heading down to breakfast. On the top of my Facebook feed was author Michelle Zink expressing her concern for Japan. My heart quickened, and I found a few more. I went to find some news online and found out about the earthquake and tsunami. My heart went to the people and a lot of questions started to rush into my head about our trip, which we are going on in mid-May. Two months away, but what does that mean?
We are doing the waiting game. It isn't likely that another earthquake of that caliber will happen again. It is the damage and repercussions that might change our plans. They are advising right now that people shouldn't travel there for the next few weeks. As I kept thinking these thoughts of our travel, I felt selfish that all I can think about is this trip. However, it also shows how much I want to visit this country and to experience it in person.
If you can, go to this link to find out how you can help. Any little bit is something to help people in need.
My heart goes out to the people of Japan and in other affected areas. Many of us are thinking of you!