{    Cnytr   }

{Friday, March 18, 2011  }

.:{Quick update post}:.


Dear bloggians,

So the intent of my test post failed miserably, BUT it has actually generated a few comments to show that people still keep an eye on this blog, even though it's pretty dormant (though, as mentioned, never dead).

Just a quick update on our personal situation, as the authoress, husband and unborn child are in Japan:

* We are not on the main island of Honshu, which was subject to the 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunamis. As such, we are fine.
* We are 1,000 miles away from any potential effects of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Incidentally, if you are in the USA (even on the West Coast), so are you.
* On that note, Fukushima =/= Chernobyl on account of fundamental differences in design. Any article you read that makes that comparison is automatically both wrong and suspect in other things it says. A worst-case scenario will look nothing like Chernobyl.
* We are not in the evacuation area; incidentally, evacuations of military bases on the island of Honshu are (so far) voluntary.
* We are actually in a really good position to be a home base for relief efforts.
* We won't be facing shortages of food, water, or electricity. Again, we're too far away. (Japan is a big, long, skinny place)
* Even if we were authorized to evacuate, I couldn't, because I'm due in appx 10 days!
* My husband and I thought of coming up with a name for our son that has some connection with the circumstances and events going on, but we couldn't come up with anything good enough. Suggestions?

Please please keep the Japanese people in your prayers. It's truly a tragic and horrific scenario in Tohoku, with thousands of people dead and missing, infrastructure in the north so badly damaged that food and supplies are quickly running out for the survivors, medications in short supply, and a good deal of Japan's aging population who heroically survived the tsunami now dying on that account. It is truly a heartbreaking occurrence. Let us pray for them and for all involved in the rescue and relief operations (including my husband).

Sincerely in Christ,

Lauren / Cnytr
posted by Lauren, 6:13 PM

3 Comments:

I'm glad to hear you and the baby are OK. I was worried for a second when I realized you lived in Japan. I'm praying for everyone who is in Japan and for the SAR teams success and safety.
commented by Blogger Belle, 6:52 PM  
Hmmm... well, over the next ten days (in the old calendar) we have... St. Joseph, St. Benedict (Oremus pro Pontefice... ), St. Gabriel Archangel, the feast of the Annunciation, and two different Johns. So... "Joseph John Benedict Nunzio Gabriel"? hmm... it is a bit of a mouthful (but, then, there was Johannes Chistopherus Wulfgangus Theophilus, known to his dear sister as "Wulferl")

Or one can draw on more personal devotions... "Cyril Dominic Thomas"? "Albert Gerard Vergilius"?

Some folk like to honour memorable ancestors. There are SO MANY options!
commented by Anonymous some guy on the street, 11:39 PM  
SGOTS -- we were thinking more along the lines of "Noah" or something (actually a friend of a friend also in southern Japan just had a baby 3 days ago, and named him Noah).

Since both my husband and I are hispanic, our son already has three names plus our surname, all uber-Catholic. We were considering a fourth name. (To put this in perspective, my mother has ... gosh, at least four names plus her maiden and then married name).

In any case, our kid has some killer initials. He might consider taking up writing just because his initials sound so cool.
commented by Blogger Lauren, 7:32 AM  

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