Being a Mama in Japan
Apr 16 2011
After the 9.0 earthquake hit Japan last month, I couldn’t help but wonder what it must be like to be a mom there.
I’d say “I can’t imagine,” but I realize I often say that, and then I find myself imagining. Sending myself through make-believe scenarios. Wondering what I’d do if my children were with me. Wondering what I’d do if we were apart.
I guess when I say, “I can’t imagine,” I really mean “I can’t know.”
So when I read Holly’s story about her earthquake experience, I found it beautifully written, and, perhaps oddly — ’cause I’ll admit I’m a weirdo — I found it comforting. Comforting because Holly’s story means I can cease my imagining and rest in her experience.
In addition to being a beautiful writer, Holly is an artist. Or, maybe more accurately, in addition to being a beautiful artist, Holly is a writer. Her blog, Love 2 Scrap in Japan, showcases her truly lovely digital and paper scrapbook pages.
With Holly’s permission, I’ve reprinted a portion of her April 8th post below, reflecting on her experience being a mama in Japan on March 11, 2011. I thought you, like me, might find it amazing.
Hugging my kids,
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