Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Tsunami ... tsoo-nah-mee

     A few days ago I did not know what a Tsunami was and today I wish I still didn't.

 Quiet surf near Pompano Beach

     11 Nations ... Death toll rising over 77,000 today ... fears that it may reach over 100,000 before this is over ... this is devastation like we have never known before ... it's been hard to think of anything else this week.

       I've just felt this overwhelming quietness knowing how helpless we really are against Mother Nature's fury. This past year those of us here in Florida got an upclose and personal look at her relentless power during the multiple hurricanes she chose to unleash on us. 

     Sometimes she will flex her muscle to cause drought, flood, tornado, earthquake, volcano, forest fire, mudslide, blizzard, avalanche, heat wave or famine ... did I leave anything out?

      I know these things are not news to any of you ... I just needed say them ...

                                  *** Coy ***

 

    

27 comments:

barbpinion said...

No, they are things we're all thinking about , Coy. Keep the faith. GOd is still in control. *Barb* http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/HEYLETSTALK

lindainspokane said...

this is so sad...such a waste of life...lives...my husband showed me a picture tonight...of a little girl...about 8 years old...she was dirty and had tear stained eyes and face...she held a sign that said...i am alone...looking for both of my parents and my 2 brothers...please help me find them....that tore my heart apart....how sad....no words can even describe how sad...if any of us can afford to send something to help then please do....even a small donation...anything we can afford...will help....small or big...we need to ban together as fellow human beings...

linda
http://journals.aol.com/lindainspokane/LifewithLinny
http://journals.aol.com/lindainspokane/LinnysLuciousLickings

mommysquiettime said...

Yes, the devastation that those poor people are facing is almost too much to take in.  It's so sad and it's definitely something that we all probably need to talk about.  There are so many residual problems that will occur from this.  I have been thinking about the fact that there are probably children who became orphans this past weekend.  :-(  It's too sad to think about, but somehow has to and I hope that those who can will step up and adopt them and hopefully help them to start new lives and begin to heal.
Micheyle

cneinhorn said...

It's just devastating and heartbreaking.....I have no words to express my sadness about this....

cneinhorn said...

Oh Coy, I just noticed your #1 Editors Pick spot....Congrats!  :-)  ~JerseyGirl

my78novata said...

Congratulations on being one of the top 5. You're journal is great!!!!!!! We Homeschool & I have two girls one 23 who graduated from Homeschooling & is teaching at a private school & one 16 who has her license now and takes care of two special needs children several time a week. She also baby sits for a woman's group on Fridays and occasionally for others in the community. Both care for the elderly and visit them weekly, love kids & animals & take Karate they are brown belts now and test for black next year & Piano. We also love to go camping. We love animals and always take our two big dogs camping. We love working on old cars also or just fixing our up. You can also check out our kodak pictures page first link in our OTHER JOURNALS LINKS. Cars, animals and our way of living are all there. We love getting posts in my journal & see how our daily life goes on I 'd love to hear from you.  LORI  

jcole16757 said...

The devastation is heart wrenching.  Over 100,000 people as of this morning.  
Congrats on making the Editor's picks!

rngletta said...

Congratulations on being the Editor's Pick.  You've a lovely journal, I enjoyed it very much!
Carol
http://journals.aol.com/rngletta/simplysouthern

pixiedustnme said...

Congrats on being the Editor's pick.  You rock!  -Kelly

jibaro6543 said...

This is such a sad situation....it breaks my heart to see the news every day and the count goes up....it really is scary. Enjoy the rest of your holiday...
Ellie
http://journals.aol.com/jibaro6543/ELLIESCRAZYLIFE/

deabvt said...

{{{ COY }}}
Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!
Editor`s #1 Pick!!!    Picture and all!!
I`m so HAPPY for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
V

trish4124 said...

I feel the same way.  

spurgins311 said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING #1 ON THE EDITOR'S PICK....You have a great journal Coy. :)

Sharon

http://journals.aol.com/spurgins311/SLS

sighlemaccaba said...

Congratulations!  Happy New Year!  I very much enjoyed your journal.  You deserved to win.
Sheila

derasta said...

Congrats on making Editors Pic...very well deserved!

candace636 said...

No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."

Candace

delela1 said...

Congrats Coy on #1 pick.  Your journal is beautiful, thoughtful, and I'll be back.  ~Dona

indigosunmoon said...

Each time I see the news about this disaster
my heart just breaks.  Last night on ABC they
did a show about the tsunami, and this one
image of a mother holding her dead child
choked me up beyond belief.  
Mother Nature is not a respecter of persons
thats for sure.
Love you Coy,
Connie

astaryth said...

Congrats on Making not only the Editor's Top 5, but the top spot!! Hmmm... once again I already have 2 of the top 5 on my alerts... Lately it seems like I'm already reading the guys the editors pick...Does this mean I have really good taste??? Or that I've been incredibly lucky in finding some really good Journals! <LOL> Regardless, enjoy your week! You deserve it, you have a really great Journal that always brings something to my day when the alert goes off for it!
http://journals.aol.com/astaryth/AdventuresofanEclecticMind

dramaqueen50112 said...

I would just like to say congrats on making top 5 Journals of the week!

alphawoman1 said...

Congrats!  Well deserved!

suzypwr said...

Congrats to you!
Mother Nature is a bitch and she always wins.
xoxo (singular is tsunami)

shewolfdancing said...

Holy Cow Coy... your on Top 5!   I just got back from my time up in the PA mountains, I wrote a song and am trying to figure out how to record it so I can put it on my journal... so I go to keyword journals... AND SEE YOUR SMILEING FACE... WOW..... what a great suprise!!   Its no suprise they picked yours thought...  :)  Your journal ROCKS GIRL!!!   Well I just wanted to say howdy, being it has been a while since I stoped in to leave a note... yea been busy, i kno... but somehow you managed to find time out of your fun and "Funk Hat" time to write to me... and I have just been swirling in my own world over here.  

So I just wanted to leave you a huge hug... and lots of smiles... and say HAPPY NEW YEAR... AND ALL THAT JAZZ...
   ***Congrats***  

~The dancing wolf with the she in her name~   LOL

lilgem1963 said...

I just wanted to say my heart felt wishes to all those that have suffered from the devistations of the year 2004 storms in all parts of the world.May God Bless you all and May the year 2005 be a better year.GOD BLESS.

puter41 said...

YES YOUR JOURNAL IS GREAT AND I DONT THINK YOU LEFT OUT ANYTHING, I THINK OF ALL THAT IS GOING ON AND THE WAR IN IRAQ AND ALL THE TERRIABLE THINGS GOING ON AND ALL I CAN DO IS PRAY FOR EVERYONE EVERYWHERE.!YOU KEEP UP YOUR GOOD WORK I LIKE IT AND THANKS ITS GREAT TO HEAR WHAT OTHERS THINK JOANN IN VIRGINIA!

daddyparr67 said...

Beautiful picture....beautiful writing.SO true.

agniesszka78 said...

your old entry war much better tnan your new one. your new 1 SUCKS
sorry but your old one ROCKS. i suggust you change it but if you dont want to thats ok with me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!