As you heard on the news for the several days, Japan had its worst disaster ever - earthquake, TSUNAMI and now problems at its nuclear plants. I don't think anyone can be prepared for all three to happen all at once...no matter what kind of disaster plan you have in place.
First, I like to say THANK YOU my friends and co-workers for inquiring about my family. Both my husband and I have our entire family living in Japan.
When I first heard, my first instinct was to go FaceBook...don't ask me why. I was able to get ahold of my two brothers within minutes of sending off a message. They and their families along with my mother live in Tokyo. They are all safe - a little shaken (understandable).
Next, my mother-in-law who lives in the southern part (FUKUI Pref.) by the Sea of Japan. After a few tries on the phone (she doesn't do FaceBook - LOL!), we were able to get a hold of her. She is also doing well. WHEW and THANKFUL!!
I hope that you will join me in good thoughts and strong prayers that Japan will endure all that has happen now and going forward. For them, I created a "Thinking of You" tag.
My friend, Eva, had this fun idea of a butterfly-themed blog hop called BUTTERFLY Blog Linky Party. To me, butterflies represent change and new life...I wish that for Japan. From what was destroyed, we need to heal, to rebuild and to become stronger. The red butterfly represents Japan and I love how it stands out from the background. Thanks to Eva for a quick diversion and an opportunity to create! xo
Some have asked how to help with the efforts in Japan. I haven't had a chance to research fully but my bet is with the Red Cross organization. They are usually the ones that are on the front line of most disaster location.
Again, thank you!!! The outpour of support and concern has touched me deeply :0) xo