I’m a preparer. I’m the bag-packer. The snack-bringer. The list-maker. The bandaid-carrier. I’m the ‘just-in-case’ mom. I have bags and bags of stuff I bring, even for short trips, because that’s what I do, I’m a planner.
But how do you plan for things like this Tsunami?
There aren’t enough Ziploc bag and storage totes in the world to protect you and your family, your belongings, your home. It’s my worst fear – mother nature wreaking havoc – and having the unplannable, the unpreparable, the worst imaginable things happen, and everything and everyone you love gone in an instant.
Thankfully, all US military in Japan are accounted for and safe. I wish I could say the same for the rest of Japan.
My heart hurts today with this news. My prayers are with everyone in this Earthquake/Tsunami’s path. As a fellow parent, may you, your spouse and children find safety. As a fellow human, may the prayers and well wishes I speak today echo through the thousands of miles between us, and be heard.
If you’re looking to help the people affected today (as I just was), Google has set up a Tsunami Relief page with lots of resources. They’ve also set up a Person Finder app to help concerned people find their loved ones, too (I thought this might be useful for some).
Also, you can text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation. The charge will appear on your next mobile phone bill. Or, visit www.redcross.org to give a donation via the web.
Be safe, everyone.
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