The phone rang at about 3:00 AM, it was my friend Trisha calling. She said “Laura, did you see the news yet?” She had a sence of urgency in her voice and I knew clearly something was wrong………”There has been an earthquake in Japan”……….My heart sank. To be honest I had horrible images in my brain instantly, but I hadn’t even come close to envisioning the enormous amount of destruction that had happened over there…. then I turned on the TV.
I literally ran for my computer and hit “Skype”. I hadn’t talked to Acacia for a few days and that coupled with the images I had just seen nearly sent me over the edge instantly. My baby girl………what of my baby? (She may be 20 and a kick ass Marine, but she is still my baby)
Then she responded, “Hi Mommy!” I cried with relief. My Marine was ok…..thank the lord, she was safe.
I sometimes struggle with the two girls being as far away as IU (3 1/2 half hour drive) but Acacia being SOOOO far away ~ half way around the world~ is harder than I could have ever imagined. I still can hardly talk about her without crying ~ on a good day …….I miss her so much….
But every time I see more images of the devastation in Japan I am reminded of how blessed I am…..in so many ways.
Thank God she is okay and my heart is with Japan and it’s people