Photo 100 of 365: Story Time
Photo 101 of 365: Spelling Test for an Almost Three-year Old
One Hundred Pictures!!! It seems like so much and it has taken awhile to get here, yet it’s not even one-third of the way through the year! It’s amazing when you pause each day (or almost every day) to mark a moment, a conversation, a musing, or a milestone that they don’t seem to speed by you nearly as quickly. Already the past three and a half months seem longer than some years I’ve had, especially since we’ve had kids. I wonder though if at the end of this project, whether it will have actually gone by just as quickly. I guess we’ll see.
I can’t leave off today without commenting about this week’s events in Haiti. Having watched the evening news, read the reports, and seen the slideshows of the horrific devastation, death, and human suffering there this week, I am struck by how wide the gulf seems between our life, even as it is captured in my photos, and what is happening there. And yet, it is good for me to remember today and at times like these, that the apparent chasm that separates me from them is (or should be) an illusion. Though I have never been there nor met them, these grieving, injured, hungry, thirsty, suffering people are my brothers and sisters. And though I cannot leave my family and fly to Haiti to help … to do something, I also cannot be content to flip through slideshows and just observe … watching them, those others. Today I give thanks for the peace and health and shelter with which we have been blessed and pray that God will have mercy on those who have perished, those who are suffering, those who are there to aid, and on us. Tomorrow we will actually try to pull these – God’s people, our people – closer to us as we do what little we can to help those who are there helping them.