Last Year…March 11

Picture taken March 11, 2011. (REUTERS/Mainichi Shimbun)

I can’t go to bed tonight, without writing just a short reflection on how shocked I felt at this time last year, for the people of Japan.  I remember that as the images came out via the media I became more and more incapacitated.  I sat on my red couch, in front of the television, speechless and crying…watching the huge wave of the tsunami crushing everything in its way…over and over again.  Such a loss of life and such a horrible picture of devastation!  With the weeks and months that followed, it was difficult to take in what challenges the citizens of Japan were forced to endure.  I continue to be in awe that nature leaves humanity so powerless before her.  I lift up my prayers for the people of Japan as they continue to struggle to rebuild in every aspect of their lives.

2011 Sendai, a major 9.0 earthquake strikes offshore of Japan’s Miyagi Prefecture; 10-meter high tsunami’s are produced near its epicenter, reaching land through the Pacific ocean
2011 Japan’s Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant suffers a radiation leak after the earthquake; thousands of nearby residents are evacuated

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