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We are glad they are fine

Early morning of October 15, 2013, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake shakes the province where my parents grew up. The first thing that enters in our mind is to know the situation of relatives there. My talked to my father and asked him if he could make a call to his mother and sister in Bohol to know how are they. My grandmother is too old and thinking of the earthquake’s magnitude makes us so worried. Though I read from the status of my cousin that they are fine, still we want to talk to them and ask them over the phone.

We are relieved after hearing from my aunt (my father’s younger sister) that they are fine. There is no serious damage. Thanks to God that they are okay and their house is still standing. They do not have electricity at that time though. We are glad that they are fine; however, our heart is aching seeing other properties that are crushed down including the old churches. It is a devastating incident I must say. The dead and missing people are increasing each day. I do hope that the people in the affected area will never lose hope and faith in God. Though we are shaken by this tragedy, always remember that God won’t abandon us. HE is there watching us and will carry us to overcome the hardships in life.


One of the calamities that I do not want to experiece is earthquake.  Thinking about it scares me to death.  Once I had experienced  intensity 6.  It really scares me and haunt me in my sleep.  Nothing serious happens to me and to my family but the experienced is traumatic to me.  
Last night I saw in the news about earthquake in New Zealand.  It breaks my heart to see people dying, injured and in pain.  Many properties have been damaged and life taken.  It is easy to accept if only the properties are being destroyed because we can put it back.  But when life is taken the feeling is different.  I wish to help them but my situation is not capable of doing it.  I can only say a prayers to those victims and to the families who have lost their love ones.  I am  not happy that it is not happening to me, I am just saying people here in my country are blessed by God to spare us from those calamities.  God bless us all!!!