I have tried several times over the past few days to sit down and write a more recent post. All of my words seem inadequate. I’d like to first thank all of you who expressed concern for our safety and who have followed up with us with more love and support than we could even imagine. It has been a truly humbling experience to read the words of encouragement, even from those on twitter that I have never met face to face. Many of you have asked about our experience in Tokyo in the days that followed after the earthquake, so I would like to share a bit about that eventually. However, I would rather fill this space today with words to encourage you, even if you’ve donated already, to give what you can to relief efforts in Japan. There are so many organizations that are donating money and I’ve included the links at the end of this post. It can be such a helpless feeling, watching the devastation that has changed so many lives forever. Likely the lives of all the Japanese people from now on. They have done nothing to deserve such sadness. I’m not going to ask you not to buy your usual cup of coffee, but please, at the very least, match what you spend on daily extras and send it to the people in Japan who have less than nothing.
In addition to For Japan with Love, here is a list of our favorite charities. Please add more to the list in the comment section of this post and I’ll add them to the list below. I’d love to hear of any and EVERY way we can help.