I'm sorry. I cannot hit the "publish" button on the post I was going to put up today. Today I cannot post recipes or garden planning updates or ideas about how we can come up with the money we need to buy Sam's Spanish curriculum for next year.
I am distracted.
I can't seem to get my mind and heart around what has happened in Haiti this week. What stopped me in my tracks was, not just 10 minutes after reading about the earthquake online, hearing Sam and Sadie playing "flood". Here were my two very privileged, safe, well-fed, well-clothed children pretending natural disaster when more than likely, they will never experience one.
This makes me feel guilty. Thankful, but guilty. Why their children and their families? Why not mine? I am no better than them. I didn't do anything to earn the fact I was born where I was and haven't experienced tremendous, family-tearing, physical injury-ridden, potential-to-starve disasters.
So, let's think about and pray for the people of Haiti...the victims, the aid workers, the officials. Let's do this not just today, but everyday for a very long time. If it happened to us, wouldn't we hope they were praying for and thinking of us?