Thursday, June 4, 2009

Remembering


These past few days have been unbearable...
tears, fear, memories..
they all creep up on you when you least expect them.

Gabriela and I, along with others of our friends, have been trying to support one another through these times.

I am not sure if the reality of it really is described well enough with words through our blogs.  I will try again to describe this...
not for just our readers, but also for myself.

Living overseas, as an expatriate, for a short amount of time...
that is what we have all been doing these past few years.  The perks are great.
The community is your support system, your friends, your acquaintances...
most of the people here, especially in an assignment where there are a lot of expats, are more just people that you pass by in school, at the clubs playing tennis, a birthday lunch where all have been invited..
just because you are a member of the expat community.

So this has hit the whole community.  We see people walking around our schhol who have been so affected that they just burst into tears...it doesn't matter if they were your best friend, they were still someone you know, who is living the same situation you are, and now they have to live it differently.  They have to live with a loss, a precious life has been abruptly halted...
and the lives of their families, utterly thrown into chaos.

So we all feel hit.  It makes me realize how precious and fleeting life really is..
and I must not take anything for granted....
most especially, the life of my family.

8 comments:

mythopolis said...

It is especially good to have friends and family in such times. In 1996 I arrived in Paris. The next flight after mine to leave New York for Paris was flight 800........it exploded somewhere over the Atlantic and all lives were lost. I still occasionally think of how randomly some things happen. I could have been on one flight as easily as the other.

Scriber's Web said...

Sending many, many positive thoughts your way.

BLOGitse said...

The bamboo groves of autumn are beautiful. Each bamboo tree stands independently, growing straight and tall toward the sky. Yet in the ground, out of sight, their roots are interconnected. In the same way, true friendship is an enduring bond that connects self-reliant individuals.

NicoleB said...

I don't have words for you, just virtual hugs!
Sending strength your way!

Betty said...

You are so right! We must cherish each moment and not take anything for granted!

Fabiola said...

There is no words, just prayers and virtual support.


Love,

Fabiola

marina said...

these is really sad I really feel bad for all the families left behind May the Lord be with them at these time" marina

Jodi said...

(((( HUGS ))))) - I can't even imagine how sad of a time this is for you all.