Saturday, March 12, 2011

Morning Thoughts

There is more than one way to skin a cat. FB server is down when I try to update.

We have heard that power, heat and internet is back on in Misawa and that includes the kids and Mike off base. It is such a relief to know they will soon have a warm house again. Drinking water won't be far behind.

I am still in Tokyo. I can't just hop in the car and go home as the route goes right through Sendai, the reactor area etc. The roads are impassable, there is no gas along the route etc. We are talking about flights, but waiting to get a green light. It is very hard for me to "stay out"! I want to be there, see if  I can help, drive through the area and take photos....but I know that Mike, Kyle and John do not need to have the worry of unaccounted wives on their we stay put. I am thinking we should go get provisions and be ready to take off when the word comes.

The photos of our area are unbelievable...and I continue to dance with God. Resting in His embrace of grace, moving as He leads, trusting He knows the steps, moving to the rhythm of grace...

Where was I? Those who know me know that I have a thing about leaving a sick child to "do ministry." It was hard to leave home with Jared sick.....and here I am doing ministry while my kids faced the quake alone. God is teaching me lessons, and I want to learn them deeply and not pass this way again.

They are doing great.

Pray for our 5 yo. When I was able to talk to her she cried. She said earthquakes "hurt" and she wanted me to come home. I told her all the right things...and am praying she find and experience Jesus holding her close...praying against a spirit of fear and for the spirit of a lioness to rise in her and Arielle, our "lioness of God,." praying for so many in Japan who are feeling fear...praying for a mass turning to God, regardless.

Hmmm loud speakers going off may be something I should listen to.

I will update FB if possible before we attempt to drive to Misawa so you can all pray. It takes 11-12 hours to drive from Yokota to Narita (usually takes 1 hour) so the trip home may be longer than typical.

Choosing Joy!
©2010 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Herding Grasshoppers said...

So good to "hear" you guys are all okay. Not great, but okay. Still praying for you all,

Julie G in Washington

Vicky said...

How about this? My husband is in Jieitai and has just been on a ferry to Akita, which he told me was a regular public service ferry, just full of soldiers. So we know the ferries are running from Hokkaido.

I live near Chitose Aiport. If you could get a flight from Tokyo to Chitose (or get to Osaka which I understand is clearly running at the moment and fly from Kansai Aiport) to Chitose, I can pick you up and take you to the ferry port. You can get to Akita or maybe Hajinohe or Aomori (if you are interested in this plan I will check the ferry terminals for all those places to see if they are running) and then maybe you can work your way home from there. What do you think?

Vicky in Hokkaido

Vicky said...

On closer reading, I see you have a car. It still might be better for you to go to Niigata and get the ferry up to somewhere more northerly. That side of the country is working now.

Let me know what you think.

Debbie said...

Praying for you all. So glad they have power back. Hoping you can return home soon.

Jen said...

Sorry for you that the FB servers were down, but glad that you posted here so I could get an update first hand. Being on a Facebook fast in the midst of this is hard! But thankfully some of our SHS sisters have been keeping me informed.

Praying for you and Japan. Glad that your family is (relatively) ok.

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear that you and your family are okay. I do hope you are able to get home without too much trouble. I have certainly learned a lot of Japanese geography in the past few days. We continue to pray for the people of Japan. Take care.

Wilma in WV

Kristine said...

Continuing to pray, DeEtta, and have friends praying for you as well.

Linda said...

I always seem to minister to folks in music. And hearing Stacia's fear and pain, as well as your wishes for her to feel Jesus, brought to mind immediately a song we sang in church this morning:

Gonna have a little talk with Jesus,
gonna tell Him all about my troubles,
He will hear my faintest cries,
and He will answer by and by,
We you see a little prayer wheel turning,
You will know a little fire is burning,
and just a little talk with Jesus makes it right.

Tell her to talk to Jesus. Tell her troubles to Him!

Ev said...

Knowing God is doing as deep a work in your children as He is doing in you at this time - & praying He is more real to them than ever. High five to Jared - a very responsible young man!

Janette said...

Travel safely.
My heart goes out to those in pain. Praying.