|Saying goodbye to my family at the airport gate--a little over 25 years ago!|
(check out that perm!)
My parents were the same ages as Mike and I are now--46 and 48!!!
|My new adopted city in the fall--Wakayama City|
|First trip to Kyoto|
|At Wakayama Castle during cherry blossom viewing|
At least 19 people have been confirmed dead, and more than 50 people have been confirmed missing. More than 460,000 people have been issued evacuation orders, and the rain keeps falling. Here are some photos showing the devastation in Wakayama Prefecture:
It's a horrible tragedy that such a beautiful country full of rich history and culture has been struck by so many disasters this year. I know that the Japanese will do their best to rebuild and carry on--that's what they do. But my heart is feeling heavy for the Japanese people. How much more will they have to endure?