Thursday, 4 February 2010
None of us could 'fix' pre-earthquake Haiti, and now, in the aftermath of the disaster, with so many devastated lives, it is all to easy to become overwhelmed.
Yet when a stressed and traumatized three month old boy melted in my arms this afternoon, I became lost in the moment.
For that moment, just that moment, as he smiled and cooed, all was right in my world, and his.
And I was reminded that we are doing the only thing anyone can; focussing on the need before us, and meeting it as best we are able.
The most exciting and encouraging thing is this - all we did for JJ was provide basic care. That and love. Those were the only things he needed. It really was that simple.
Posted by Susan Westwood at 17:53