This is how I feel about my blog.......or most blogs on a day like today.
Because when there has been a tragedy of the magnitude of what has happened in Haiti.
I think to myself....."Who cares about all this goofy stuff on blogs"......unless it deals with the current issue at hand.
I always have to pause and recheck my values especially at times like these. And wonder if I am being foolish with my time on this planet.
"Am I making a DIFFERENCE or NOT?"
You see this troubles me greatly.....because I dearly WANT to "make a difference."
So forgive me I don't put any photos of my family having a fabulous time at Christmas in New York right now while hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children are dead or dying in Haiti.
I just can't do it. Not right now.
I'll do that later.
Because my mind runs back to the memory of the Cabbie driver that took us to the movie theater on Christmas Day and we asked him where he was from and he told us...."Haiti."
I wonder about how his loved ones back in that country have fared.
And the time I was in Nicaragua and was SHOCKED and appalled at the great poverty and the condition of the country.
While I was having a conversation with the Missionaries wife we were there with I said to her......."This has the be the poorest country in this hemisphere" and she told me....."No Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, it's way worse than Nicaragua." I just couldn't even comprehend that thought after seeing what I was already seeing there and this was just after the civil war had ended. All I could think was "How could Haiti be much worse than this country??"
But through the years and through many friends of mine that have gone...I've read and learned much about the country of Haiti and it has suffered one thing after another it seems.
BY the way....there is NO condemnation to any of you that do blog and do what you do. Don't misunderstand me.
This is just something I need to do for this moment.
Here are some things that we will do as a family regarding Haiti for now:
#1.GIVE ...locally to our church which is involved in partnering with other relief organizations that are already there working as recently as last evening in this sad, tortured, country.
Not to brag but the churches in this area are nearly "experts" at "disaster relief" due to the work they and others in our area partnered together to do in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
#2. We will PRAY..which is so important right now.
#3. We have offered to "GO" if they need us....we have "valid" Passports and have offered our help in any way possible.
PLEASE take this opportunity to "SHINE" to these people who are so in need right now.
Everyone can do something.
Trust me...no matter how small it may seem to you, no good deed will go unnoticed.