Posted on | March 17, 2011 | No Comments
Growing up, I had the privilege of living in many fabulous locations. My father is a retired US Air Force Chief Master Sargent and traveling was our life. Multiple states, countries and let’s not forget countless schools. One of the best counties I had the honor to live in was Japan.
I lived in Tokyo for 3 years. In those fabulous 3 years, my family and I immersed ourselves into the Japanese culture. We frequented local festivals, traveled to site see and ate at local restaurants. My mother and I taught English to elementary students and young adults, while my father frequented the local grocery stores to sample all the different foods.
My experience in Japan has been one of the best timeframes in my life. I found the Japanese people to be humble, polite, quite, respectful and friendly. They fully embraced us into their culture and were so proud to help us learn their traditions and explore their great country.
As I sit and watch the cable news shows and see the images of this horrific natural disaster I feel such profound sadness for the people who were once so kind hearted to my family and I. It truly breaks my heart for the people of Japan.
In rememberence of those who have lost their lives, their villegas, homes and livleyhood, we will be participating in a Nationwide Blogger Day of Silence, For Japan With Love. This fundraising effort has been organized by Utterly Engaged and Ever Ours in conjunction with ShelterBox. ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters at the time when they need it the most.
Today, my 6 year old daughter, Sofia Isabella, brought me a little plush Disney Princess bag filled with coins from her piggy bank. She told me, “momma, it’s for the people in Japan.” I ask you to please join us and keep the Japanese people in your hearts, thoughts and prayers! To get involved and donate to relief efforts for the people of Japan, please visit For Japan With Love or to the American Red Cross . Thank you!