My heart is aching for those folks suffering with Katerina. I also heard about more painful losses in Iraq among civilians --- It seems more tragic to me, the suffering we create vs an act of nature.
I found some encouraging words here - http://www.livejournal.com/users/seraphimsigrist/318761.html
These young people do not let themselves be caught up
in a spiral of gloom. They know that God did not create us
to be passive. For them, life is not subject to a blind destiny.
They are aware that scepticism and discouragement have the power
to paralyze human beings.
Leigh popped into the office today, as he was picking my car at the Dealer.. ^-^ I wanted to show him off, but hardly anyone was around..
At the Volvo dealer yesterday I heard a fellow talking very loudly on his cell phone to his Wife ..and it seems that his Mother in Law had a massive heart attack & she was in another state. This fellow seemed to be a Dr. and was trying to tie up all the loose ends with the Hospital staff & trying to arrange it so his mother in Law would live in Michigan with him & his wife. He was speaking really loudly, so I could not help but overhear. I could tell his wife (who must have been in the hospital w/her mother) was very upset. More then once, I heard the fellow say "That's why I'm calling - so you know I am taking care of everything. You won't have to worry about anything except for feeling better yourself He also called her back after the very detail filled message and said "I love you"
I almost cried - it just was so very sweet & genuine.. I was tempted to give him a hug, but I didn't know the guy and maybe would freak him out.