Wednesday, January 20, 2010
When tragedy occurs I go through the same process.
I choose to ignore it. If I don't acknowledge it, it doesn't exist. If it doesn't exist, I don't have to compare it to my own tragedy and loss. I don't have to spend hours reliving the day we lost our girls.
I try to control it. I convince myself if I could just get on a plane and hold those orphaned children it will all be okay. If I'm in the midst of it and I can decide who gets the supplies they need it will be okay.
I obsess over it. It gets into my head. I have a hard time appreciating the joy that's right in front of me because of all the devastation.
I give. Everything counts and technology makes it so easy to give in any way you can.
I pray. I pray for those who have lost loved ones. I pray for those left to put it all back together. I pray for the people who have so easily given of their time to help. I pray the next time a tragedy happens, I'll start praying and I'll remember how powerful God's grace can be.