As you already know, Japan was recently struck by a most powerful earthquake in the recorded history of the nation, followed by killer tsunamis, leaving thousands already reported dead and even more people missing. At this moment, there are a very serious concern about the nuclear radiation exposure in the area, also.
During this very difficult time, I would like to thank every one of you who contacted me about the well being of my family members relating to the earthquake. My family members live in Tokyo and Nagoya, and my husband's family also lives near Tokyo, which are all quite away from the epicenter of the recent quake. I am grateful to let you know that all of the family members of myself and my husband's are safe.
And I'd also like to send a big thank you to all of you out there who has sent prayers to the recent earthquake and the tsunami victims in my home country, Japan.
For me, it's very hard to cope with this tragedy living away from my country. I cannot stop thinking about the quake and the tsunami victims of Japan, and the ongoing uncertainty and fear of the nuclear plant disaster over there. I normally almost never watch T.V., but right now, I just cannot stop myself from watching the news about Japan whenever I'm home. (In our house, we can view NHK, or Japan's largest broadcast station, to get more detailed information).
Meanwhile, I had been busy with my kids health issues (they're getting better now), and my work (the tax deadlines!!), and I just couldn't find time and energy to update my blog, which may have added concern to some of you nice readers/friends about my family's situation in Japan. Thank you very much for caring about us, always.
Although the death toll and the scope of destruction seems to mount every day in Japan... I still feel that the Japanese people can overcome this serious disaster and to eventually rebuild the country, with strong will and wisdom, and with the support from people around the world.
Thank you again for thinking and praying about my country.