My son also lives and works in Japan. He and his family live in Yamagata so
they are close to Sendai but had some mountain protection from the tsunami.
Like Kent Derricott, he was actually in the air returning on business from
Osaka. His plane was also diverted back to Osaka since they could not land.
Fortunately his family was safe with only minor quake damage. Of course we are
all worried, they have no gas for their car, they are out of milk but they feel
very blessed so far. We all mourn the loss of these good people and the
devastation on this country. Storage of food is very limited due to the size of
the properties. Praying for continued safety, speedy assistance and financial
outpouring from our country. We could learn much from these good people - they
are dignified and civil, even in times such as these. They truly are resilient
but they need our help to survive. In our excess I hope we can reach deep into
our pockets to make a difference in the world. It feels good too!