Thursday, January 14, 2010

Living a Nightmare

This morning when I woke up the first person I thought about was my brother-in-law Ralph. I imagined what waking up today must be like for him, thinking that you're living through some kind of nightmare or bad movie. I imagined what he must be feeling knowing that his mom, sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins are all living thousands of miles away from him in a country that just suffered one of it’s greatest tragedies in hundreds of years.

Ralph is a wonderful brother-in-law and I can only hope and pray that his family is safe in Haiti. According to Ralph they are all accounted for, but the worries don’t stop there. The lack of an infrastructure along with the concern of civil disobedience are some of Ralph’s biggest worries, along with the fact that his family’s homeland is badly broken.

If you want to make a difference donate something to the Red Cross, or maybe just say a prayer for all those people down there who are actually waking up to a nightmare every day, while we just “imagine” what it must be like.

Ron Lopez

1 comment:

Josh said...

I'm glad your brother-in-law and family are OK. However, as you mentioned the situation will remain very dangerous for a while. I sent a donation to the Red Cross and will keep them in my thoughts.