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|