One Couple's Stumblings Through Parenthood and Marriage

Monday, May 12, 2008

Earthquake in China

I've been thinking about the several Chinese students that have stayed with us as news rolls out of Sichuan province about the devastation and deaths following the 7.9 earthquake earlier today.

Kevin, who stayed with us for several weeks, took the time to email me. Here's what he had to say:

I can hardly bileve that I'm still alive. the earthquake is too terrible
when we rush out,the whole bliuding is shocking,when we out the earth is shock
so hard that we even can not stand.

Broken English aside, it's scary thinking of our Kevin being thrown to his feet as he and his classmates watch their school building tremble. My prayers go out to the individuals and families caught in the destruction.

1 comment:

Alan said...

Terrifying. One of the blessings of living in the United States is that we have such high standards of building. Earthquakes kill at most a few hundred people.

In third world countries the same size earthquakes kill hundreds of thousands.

It was terrifying to watch large buildings being built in Brazil. They are all made of hollow brick on a single slab. An earthquake would cause near total destruction.

Sad. Very sad.