What a colourful and bright colour combo this week.
Here is the TCR #51palette.
I struggled to make it as my emotions weren't very stable because of what had happened to Japan.
I think this LO reflects a lot on how I was feeling at the time.
One moment you are sipping a cup of tea or kicking a soccer ball with your kids and the next moment devastation hits, hits really bad.
No one could ever possibly be prepared for such an unthinkable event.
Seeing the horrifying footage on TV makes your stomach turn and it abruptly reminds us what really matters in our life.
I cried, then told myself not to cry, then I cried some more, then told myself to be strong and then I cried again and again.
It is hard not to think about it all and get on with your life when your people are suffering from a great sorrow and an unbearable pain from such traumatic experiences.
It is painfully unimaginable what they are going through. It makes me shiver with fear like never been felt before and my heart aches and aches.
It’s OK to cry. By doing so you are letting your emotions settle. We all have different ways to process this disaster somehow.
You can’t possibly take it all in at once. It takes a long while to understand what’s really going on and start feeling the numbness first and then big waves of mixed emotions hit, emotions of fear, grief, happiness, relief and uncertainty of what’s going to happen next.
Now we face the reality, still wishing it was all a dream.
Ironically enough and very fortunately, I am not in a position to know what the real situation is like and feel what those affected people are feeling.
We have food to eat and clean water to drink,
kids to smile and yell at, too.
We have a bed to sleep on and warm blankets to protect us from cold nights.
At night, I snuggle up between my children in bed and go to sleep hearing them breathe.
I need them. I need them to be with me.
The sun rises and we have a pleasant new day again.
It makes you realise how valuable such an ordinary life is and you appreciate it more than ever.
I pray for those who have lost their lives, those who have lost everything and their loved ones, those who are suffering from emotional and physical pain and those who are on the front line, trying to stop the nuclear plants from deteriorating by sacrificing their lives for the nation.
And I WILL continue to pray for my country and people.
That’s the best I can do.
These are the cards I have made. (160 cards all together) I am hoping that they all get sold so that I will be able to donate every cent of it to Japan.
It might not be a huge amount of money but I BELIEVE it will help them in some way.
Squeeze your children a little tighter today and be thankful that they are there.
右斜め配置の カラールーム です。