After hearing about the earthquakes and tsunami in Japan my heart sank as I worried about the well being of my relatives. My greatest concern was my grandmother who lives in the Chiba prefecture. The fires that hit in that area made me fear for the worst but I tried to remain clam. During this catastrophe I attempted to call and e-mail my relatives, mainly my grandmother and cousin who cares for her. Sadly, for the past view days I haven't received any word. I put on my happy face and tried not to let anyone see how I was feeling inside. I thought of the happy times I spent with them and prayed for their safety.
This morning I am filled with relief. My mother had told me that while I was asleep they had called confirming their safety. I quickly picked up the phone and dialed away while pinching myself just to make sure that this wasn't a dream. The voice on the other line was soft and familiar. My grandmother told me that she and everyone else was safe. All I could do after hearing her voice was cry.
I told her that I want to fly out but she and everyone else agreed that now would not be the best time. Though I wanted to be near her, I knew that she was right.
Thank you to everyone that prayed for their safety