Sometimes something happens and you simply must write about it. To ignore it, to figure everyone else is talking about it so I don't need to, to wait for it to blow over, is not giving justice and dignity to those whose lives are impacted by the situation.
So tonight I sat down and absorbed the news coverage of the earthquake in Haiti on TV. With an aching heart I read the website updates from child sponsorship organizations I've been connected to over the years. And I think of the reality of the people in Haiti tonight. It will take a long time for them to recover from the devastation there. My prayers go out to them tonight.