Archive for January, 2010

Right in the Middle

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Right in the middle of your life, your day, you’re trying to take it a day at a time to get your life working the way you want, something happens. Right in the middle of all your terrible problems, like the car needs gas, room needs painting, the kids need a new soccer uniform, you need a new pair of shoes to add to your twenty pair in closet, you forgot to sign up for the class, you need a new flat screen TV, et al, a colossal devastating point seven on the Richter scale EARTHQUAKE  hits Haiti.

I mean it is huge. It is so bad that a whole city has been leveled. There are reports of thousands of people dead, buildings demolished, homes gone, government at a standstill, airport closed, and it is all over the TV and in the news. You can’t get away from the heart wrenching pictures of horror. What does a person do? He wakes up fuzzy headed after being pulled out or crawls out from tons of concrete and looks around. What must he think?

He can’t think. Can’t even remember his name let alone where he is, where his job went, where his family is. What happened; is all he can think, if even that. So I think I have problems. I have no idea what problems are. Let’s face it the worst I have faced in my whole life can’t measure up to what one survivor in Haiti is facing let alone all the other who survived.

So when their heads do clear a bit they realize that they have been hit with a giant huge disaster. All of a sudden they look around and wonder where their husband, child, friends are. Then just a tad out of the shocked state, reality hits. What can I do? I have to find them. Then they start the search but there is no where to look everything is under tons of concrete. Oh my God! How extremely unbelievably impossible to consider.