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{Friday, March 18, 2011  }

.:{Addendum - St Joseph}:.

Please also pray on this, the feast of St. Joseph, that my husband will be able to make it back for the birth of our child, and that our child will cooperate and be born while he's home (i.e. not too late)!

Deus, qui ineffábili providéntia beátum Joseph sanctíssimæ Genitrícis tuæ sponsum elígere dignátus es : præsta, quæsumus ; ut, quem protectórem venerámur in terris, intercessórem habére mereámur in cælis : Qui vivis.

O God, who in thy wondrous providence didst vouchsafe to appoint blessed Joseph to be the spouse of thy most holy Mother : grant, we beseech thee ; that we who reverence him as our patron on earth, may be worthy of his intercession in heaven. Where thou livest and reignest, with the Father, in the unity.
posted by Lauren, 6:26 PM | link | 0 comments

.:{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 | link | 3 comments

{Monday, March 14, 2011  }


Test post for uncle's candy.
posted by Lauren, 5:27 PM | link | 3 comments