Monday, May 12, 2008

Helpless feeling

It's a pretty helpless feeling when you hear about the earthquake in China and your son is there and you can't reach out to him, hold him and comfort him.

Jacob is in Baoji, Shaanxi Province, which, if my measuring on the map (thanks National Geographic) is right, is about 325 miles or so from the epicenter of that awful earthquake. If thequake was felt in Beijing, which is around 900 miles away (not to mention Thailand, Pakistan and other countries) I would assume it was felt in Baoji. We've contacted our agency, Great Wall China Adoption, and they are trying to get information. Obviously, there are quite a few anxious people hoping to hear something. They said they would let us know if and when they hear anything.

Great Wall also told me a couple of families from the agency had left Chongqing Saturday for Guangzhou after being united with their children. I'm glad they got out of there beforehand.

This is such a terrible tragedy, and our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved.


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