In front of this computer screen I am feeling so incredibly blessed today.
I have dirty dishes in the sink and I'm washing the girls' bedding. The floors need to be swept and mopped and my kids are home from school on this holiday.
But right now, honestly? Words cannot express how grateful I am to just be sitting here. With those dirty dishes waiting to be done and the washer going.
I know where my kids are. They are here, under my roof safe and sound....watching Twilight.
I have food. And water. And shelter.
I know that my extended family are all safe and well.
This knowledge makes my heart swell with gratitude and my eyes fill with tears of happiness.
But my heart is breaking for the Haitians. My prayers are going out to them. Especially to the littlest ones.
I have friends for whom I am praying extra hard. They have two children there in Haiti. They were just waiting for the paper work to go through. They are still waiting on word about their son and daughter.
While mine sit under blankets comfortably warm and safe.
So my prayers go up for my friends that they will hear good news about their little ones soon.
For all of my brothers and sisters in Haiti who are suffering so much.
And for all of those those who are brave and strong enough to go in and try to provide some help and comfort.
Prayers for them all.
While I am sitting here. Because I can't do much. But that much, I can do.