| Today I join my fellow bloggers in|
"serving up a slice" to the March SOLSC
sponsored by Two Writing Teachers.
This has been a tough week in the Seattle area. This is a slice that I avoided writing, but I finally decided today to write of the heaviness in my heart. Each day we learn a bit more about the victims of the mudslide in Oso, and each day my heart breaks a bit more for the victims, and the families and loved ones left behind. Our evening news was filled with stories of the rescue operation, until it became a recovery operation. Yesterday we read of three generations of a family lost - mother, father, two kids, and grandparents who had recently moved nearby to be closer to their grandkids. Today the newspaper had short bios of each of the identified victims. I recall some of the stories - the young nurse who had purchased her dream home, the repairmen at her home to work on getting things operational for her, the woman on her way to work, the man who was rescued but lost his wife. I pray for the rescue workers who have continued to work through this difficult week. I pray for comfort for all who lost family and friends in this catastrophe. I pray for the peace that passeth all understanding, especially for those whose lives have been forever changed.