Monday, May 19, 2008

More Rumblings from Me

I know I just posted about the beach below. And not to get out of a lovely, carefree mood, but the fact is that 50,000 people have lost their lives in China. In other parts of the world, Tsunamis have wiped out entire villages. Poverty and war ravage other countries, while in other places young girls are being taken by their mothers, raped and killed.

I know how damn lucky I am. And without sounding too pious, I thank God every day for what I have. Why I'm so lucky, I just don't know.

Hope all of you are safe. That your families are safe. And for those of you with family and friends in the military, a big hearty thanks goes out to you for keeping my kids free from want.


patches said...

I like experiencing the beach vicariously through your kids. I, too have much to be thankful for.

Pam said...

I will say a big "amen" to this post.

Love the beach pictures and hurrah for mom.

His Girl said...

me too. lucky. thankful. hopeful.

Susie Q said...

Yes, oh yes. It puts it all into perspective doesn't it?

If these tragedies don;t make us all think, our *thinkers* are broke. Big time.

Love how you put words together. Always.

Love ya,

Gretchen said...

Big felt the quake in Shanghai--that's how big it was. he was hundreds of miles away. Horrible. You know, tragedy happens. It always will. But, we're called to live each day in gratitude and joyous anticipation. Why not do that at the beach? xxxooogretchen