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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Six Word Saturday



I CARE BUT CAN'T LOOK ANYMORE

(participating in six word saturdays by show my face)

I care about Haiti and the devastating Earthquake. I just can't continue to stare at the devastation. Yes, I know I am fortunate to have that choice. It's just on every channel, every blog, every Google search and for my own sanity I can't look at these images any longer. Selfish? It may be. But I am talking about my Self. 


I cried, I prayed, I donated (click on red cross on the side of my blog to donate as well), and I held my babies safe. I just can't look anymore. I will continue to pray for everyone it has affected. Living in California this too, could be my reality. 

I am not coldhearted. I am actually quite the opposite. I've been raised and grew up with a long line of Volunteers. However, I am a Single mom of Four and I've gotta keep my Sanity in order to do my job... and that is to raise my kids so they can be productive and give back to others. My depression will hinder that.



So, I am blogging... too laugh, too meet new people, to escape. 

I

CARE


BUT


CAN'T


LOOK

ANYMORE.

24 comments:

Mara said...

It's just really hard. That here we are, just so fortunate and we can only do so much. *hugs*

Missy said...

I understand completely. It is SO painful.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Do what you can do.
No one expects more from you.
Life’s too short to fret.

(I'd like to have you visit my blog sometime, but not today--I've posted about the earthquake!)

faerwillow said...

~your words so sincere and oh so true...we can only endure so much and then it starts getting to us...to me it is ashame that it always seems to take a tragic event for people to pull together and do what they can...i feel your words..and by no means are they coldhearted...we can only do so much and it sounds as if you have done alot...may your heart be at ease and brightest blessings sent your way~

Dr.John said...

Continued misery is hard to watch
A six word response from the
Fortress.

Jeanie said...

It is hard to see all the damage and hear the tragic stories over and over with the wall to wall coverage we get of this kind of disaster.

injaynesworld said...

Hi, Jane... Thanks for reading and following my blog. I'm going to follow you too, not because you're following me, but because I came here and liked the authenticity of your voice. I, too, am a California girl. I lived in L.A. during the big Northridge quake in '94. You're right. You can't keep staring at those images 24/7. It reminds me so much of the Katrina disaster. At least with this we have a President with some humanity.

Jim said...

Yes, Jane. This was a terrible, terrible disaster. And yes, it could happen close to home or at home. We just don't know.

But there is only so much we ourselves can do. AND LIFE MUST GO ON for the rest of the world.

Happy 6WS! Hang in there! Keep the faith!
..

Adoption Of Jane Ug-LBC said...

Aw y'all are the best!

monica said...

It is very hard to look at the devistation. I too live in California and no that someday it will be us. But I agree I can't look either.

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

I get that. I feel that! I donated too, but the heartbreak is so soul-searing, it's hard to take in.

Autumn said...

Same here, I can't look any more it breaks my heart. You aren't alone, and I'm sure that not looking doesnt mean you'll forget what you've seen any time soon. I know I wont.

Becca said...

It's true. It really is devastating :(

Lady J said...

Looking, empathizing, donating. We all do what we can. Who wants to stare death in the face continuously? Not me. But even this blog post continues the conversation - brings awareness. So blog to laugh. We need that, too.

I'm working on a project in support of relief. I'll blog about it when it's ready. (But I won't post anymore pictures....)

kisatrtle said...

I love your blog! Thanks so much for stopping by mine so I could find you. Like you I'm having trouble watching the heartbreak. Sending prayers that food and water get to all!

Linda said...

This is so true for all of us I think. It is very sad and we can do our part but we must not let it bring us so low that we can't get up and live our daily lives.

I agree with you too that we must find laughter in this life. Laughter is such a good medicine.

God Bless You and your kids.

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Nancy C said...

I think our response...through action, words, donations, means a lot more to people than our gawking. At this point, we need to look less and try to help out more.

You are helping by raising beautiful, caring children.

Unknown Mami said...

I understand. I can't look either because it becomes what I see when I close my eyes.

Ebony Haywood said...

totally understand.

OneStonedCrow said...

It's times like this that I'm thankful that I've had no TV for the last three weeks and I've only seen the headlines - I don't have to watch the pain ...

... I remember the tsunami a few years ago and the 24/7 coverage and how it all became too much ...

Yaya said...

I Know. :(

The Brown Recluse said...

I truly know. I was watching the news, and just had to close my eyes...and pray for them, and thank God for his mercy to us.

Call Me Cate said...

I've felt like this with many tragedies. Partly, it's disgust for the "news" media. But mostly, my heart just can't stand to watch anymore.

Thank you for playing 6WS.

Meeko Fabulous said...

I love that you just put that out there. I feel the same way. I mean it sucks and all, but it's so heart-wrenching to begin with and then to have to hear about it all over the place? Argh. *hugs*

 

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