I just can't concentrate. I have photos to share with you from a road trip to Rockport and a stop along the Gulf shore. I have photos from our visit yesterday to the Lexington, a WWll aircraft carrier. I have projects that are unfinished.....aprons, pieces for a quilt, fabric for a new kind of purse. I have a stack of books, one written by my son's friend up in Alaska which I just received, and could be reading any number of them. But I can't concentrate.
Am I homesick? Yes. I have four grandkids with birthdays in January and I'm not around for any of them. Am I sad? Yes. A young woman who was a student at the college where I worked, and her husband who has been absent often because of military obligations, were blessed with their first child on New Year's Day. Little Hazel was born with a heart defect, is not doing well, and her young parents are preparing themselves to say good bye to her. Check the site for Hazel here. I am also sad about the horrible earthquake in Haiti. I have several blogging friends who have adopted from Haiti, and their kids still have siblings and family in Haiti. I cannot imagine the devastation and utter chaos in a land that is among the poorest on earth.
So I went for a walk. In the rain. I picked up some shells for granddaughter Jaden who asked for sea shells. But we won't be walking in the rain tonight or tomorrow when the forecast says we are to receive torrential rainfall. Possibly four to six inches. Do you think my trailer will float like Noah's ark? Do you think the sky is also sad and the raindrops are just tears? Is the sky crying for Hazel's parents and for the people of Haiti?