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.....