Sunday, March 13, 2011

One family's experience in Japan right now

I can't get the families in Japan off my mind. Would there be anything more torturous than a parent separated from their child and not know where they are, or what is happening to them?

My father's wife, Susan (who we all dearly love, btw), has a niece, Emily, living in Japan right now with her husband and 4 little sons. She has had a few blog posts updating what they are now experiencing there. They are all okay, but very stressed, and cold. Her post has some good advice too on how we can better prepare ourselves. It may be our turn someday.

Read about it here.


Robin said...

Our ward is having a Preparedness Fair on the 19th at Fowler/Tollhouse bldg. 9am to noon Everyone is invited!! And everything from gardening to food storage andf first aid will be covered !! So come and learn with us !!

Grandma Honey said...

I will be there Robin!
Thank you!!

Susan Rozier said...

Jill, Thanks so much for sharing this on your blog. They really need our prayers and financial contributions--all of the people there in Japan. I think Emily is a brick and good will come out of this trial for them. But WHAT A TRIAL! I can hardly get my mind off them and those so much worse off. Also, much to be learned re food storage by this first hand account. Bless her that she needs to write because it educates us. Thanks again. Love, Susan

P.S. And thanks for mentioning that you all love me. That is a huge blessing in my life.

Eileen said...

Such a heartfelt post, and I loved that Emily knew people would be praying for them and found that to be so helpful.

Just so devastating, it's hard for the heart and mind to process.

I will keep them all in my prayers.

Love and Prayers,

Sue said...

Thanks for sending me over. Her post choked me up, and we will keep her and all of the people in Japan in our prayers.


Valerie said...

Small world. I have read her blog and just saw yesterday that she was okay. I can't imagine being over there right now!

grandmapeg said...

Thanks for sharing this post. I, too, have constantly been thinking and praying for the people of Japan. Emily's post is a good reminder for all of us to be prepared for such emergencies.

Grandma Honey said...

Valerie...How do you know Emily?!
Not only is my father's wife her aunt, but Emily's Dad is in our ward!

Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing the blog. She really brought us right into her situation & it was so moving & so sobering. I can't imagine what that must be like. I was impressed that the Saints & Missionaries are all accounted for. That is a miracle to me.