I haven’t been posting regularly because we are so busy right now, my sister-in-laws leave tomorrow, and we are trying to make the most of those last precious moments. It is so hard being far from family…but I also feel like writing about my life right now seems somewhat trivial in the face of all the suffering of the people in Haiti. I turned on the news last night and saw images of children injured and suffering, and alone…and my heart just aches. Seeing children suffer has always upset me, but since becoming a mother it has become almost unbearable for me. My thoughts and prayers are with those trying to recover from the earthquake, and those facing the loss of their loved ones:
O Thou the Merciful One! O my Lord! Make Thy protection my armory, Thy preservation my shield, humbleness before the door of Thy Oneness my guard, and Thy custody and defense my fortress and my abode…guard me from every sickness, trial, difficulty and ordeal.
Verily, Thou art the Protector, the Guardian, the Preserver, the Sufficer, and verily, Thou art the Merciful of the Most Merciful!