Sunday, March 13, 2011

To Japan...

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Hello all.

As you heard on the news for the several days, Japan had its worst disaster ever - earthquake, TSUNAMI and now problems at its nuclear plants. I don't think anyone can be prepared for all three to happen all at once...no matter what kind of disaster plan you have in place.

First, I like to say THANK YOU my friends and co-workers for inquiring about my family. Both my husband and I have our entire family living in Japan.

When I first heard, my first instinct was to go FaceBook...don't ask me why. I was able to get ahold of my two brothers within minutes of sending off a message. They and their families along with my mother live in Tokyo. They are all safe - a little shaken (understandable).

Next, my mother-in-law who lives in the southern part (FUKUI Pref.) by the Sea of Japan. After a few tries on the phone (she doesn't do FaceBook - LOL!), we were able to get a hold of her. She is also doing well. WHEW and THANKFUL!!

I hope that you will join me in good thoughts and strong prayers that Japan will endure all that has happen now and going forward. For them, I created a "Thinking of You" tag.


Thinking of You tag by Margie Higuchi
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My friend, Eva, had this fun idea of a butterfly-themed blog hop called BUTTERFLY Blog Linky Party. To me, butterflies represent change and new life...I wish that for Japan. From what was destroyed, we need to heal, to rebuild and to become stronger. The red butterfly represents Japan and I love how it stands out from the background. Thanks to Eva for a quick diversion and an opportunity to create! xo



Some have asked how to help with the efforts in Japan. I haven't had a chance to research fully but my bet is with the Red Cross organization. They are usually the ones that are on the front line of most disaster location.

Again, thank you!!! The outpour of support and concern has touched me deeply :0) xo

14 comments:

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Very pretty tag. Love your colors. Most important..so glad to hear your have contact with family and will keep praying for ALL, that life there can become somewhat normal. It is a devasting event and so much distress.

Eva said...

Margie, I am so glad your family is doing well...my heart goes out to all who have been hurt! I love your tag, it's GORGEOUS, love those beautiful dies so much! I am so happy you participated and glad I was able to divert your attention to some thing fun! Hugs...

Pam Hornschu said...

Beautiful and elegant tag!

E.T said...

I am so happy for you that your family is safe and sound. Your tag is very lovely!

margie c said...

Very happy to hear that your family is well!
Your tag is stunning! I love what you did! Classy and elegant :)
hugs, margie c

Janna said...

wonderful tag! tfs :-) Janna

MariLynn said...

Praying for your family as well as all of those affected in Japan. My brother in law is from Japan and has family in Tokyo. I love the tag you made. The butterfly is gorgeous. Such an elegant color combo.

Thena said...

Tears popped into my eyes when I read that your family is ok. Love and prayers to our Japanese friends.

Katie Renz said...

Hey Margie,

I've been thinking of you and your family... I am so glad to hear that they are safe!

Makiko Jones said...

Margie, I'm glad your and your husband's families in Japan are all safe. I wish God gives Japan a little break...the problems are keep coming :(
Gannbare, Japan! Gannbare Tohoku!!

What part of Tokyo does your mom live? My brother lives in Hachioji.

Your tag is super fabulous! The tag shape for the suit and the ribbon for the black tie...they are just perfect!

cabbie lopez said...

my thoughts and prayers with you and your family in Japan. we are always updating with the news about everything and praying that things will recover soon and i know it will.

Melissa said...

So glad that your family is safe Margie!!

Connie said...

Margie~I'm so glad your family is well. My son was in japan several months ago~The tag is adorable~TY for visiting my blog margie!!!

Holly - Wild Wyoming Art Cafe' said...

Gorgeous Tag Margie! Love the red butterfly! Hugs and prayers for you and your family.