Saturday, February 27, 2010

Not again....



So on we go,

With many a winding turn,

No burden is he to bear,

We'll get there,

For I know,

He would not encumber me,

He ain't heavy...he's my brother...

("He's My Brother", The Hollies)


I'm sure all of you have heard of the terrible earthquake in Chile---one which was even more powerful than the one which ocurred in Haiti! And many of you may have friends or family there who you are very worried about. So here's a telephone number that I was told can be used to find out the status of those friends or family:


I am heartbroken over the fact that another city has been destroyed---and I cry when I watch the pictures.

My sister has a friend in the area where the earthquake hit, and she is very worried about her. Her friend is employed by the United States Embassy to Chile, and so my sister may be able to contact the Embassy to find out her friend's status. We can only hope she's alright, but I learned early this morning that the Embassy has not been able to find all of their employees.

We can only pray.

And so I am asking everybody, no matter which faith or higher power you embrace, to either pray or to wing your good wishes to Chile. I do believe that it will help even though we can't be there.

I did volunteer to go to Haiti for a month, as an RN, since they need more RN's. But the Director of the organization to which I volunteered said that he reluctantly had to deny me because I'm taking a lot of meds. He said that, personally, he wanted me, since I'm a Trauma Nurse, Psychiatric Nurse, and also a Home Health nurse, and he needs people with those qualifications desperately, but it would not be possible for me to.

And I can understand...

So all I can do is sit here and pray for all the earthquake victims. I pray for the victims and the rescuers every time I think about it.

And so I pray....and knit.....




Anonymous said...

You have such a good heart Bo. I'm sorry that you couldn't go. I will pray for your sister's friend. Let us know when you find out how she is.

Have to post as anonymous, but I go by cinmar11.

Bo... said...

Thank you so much, cinmar11. Your kind words have made my day!

Anonymous said...

I don't quite understand you. I noticed in previous posts that you required the services of a "mobile therapist" to go with you to the LYS, but you later volunteered to go to Haiti to provide nursing services. There is a lot destruction and suffering in Haiti, aren't you concerned about how it will affect you? Just curious....

Bo... said...

I don't know if I can explain myself well in this issue but here goes:

When I am a nurse on duty, nothing else matters. I go into "nurse mode" and that is a completely different persona than my non-working personality. As an ER/trauma nurse, I knew they could use my skills. In fact, the guy who wanted to hire me tried to get me approved to go---and I had plenty of good medical references from doctors who told them they would not be sorry for hiring me. But in the end, the highest person on the totem pole said it wouldn't be wise, based on how many meds. And that's okay---I totally understand. But I felt it my duty to volunteer.