Praying for Nepal

On Saturday, I felt something very strange, something I had never felt before. I felt the Earth move. At first I thought I was hallucinating, then minutes later I saw the news on my computer screen. That small wobble that lasted merely a minute, that had made me question my sanity and my stomach feel uneasy, had just destroyed the lives of thousands of people six hundred miles away in Nepal. My stomach was now in knots, my heart breaking, how could this happen?

I pray for those who have lost, I pray for those who are lost, I pray for those who are searching the rubble for precious lives and those who are working tirelessly to heal the wounded and care for the displaced. 

Just as those tremors touched my city, this tragedy has touched my heart and left me, and the rest of the world, devastated. When a huge tragedy like this happens, we are reminded of fragility of life. We remember to hug our loved ones extra tightly and that we share the suffering of others, regardless of where on our planet they happen to be born. Tragedies like this show how irrelevant and pathetic racism and prejudices are. Death, suffering and even the Earth doesn’t discriminate. We all feel pain and loss in the same way.

Please send your love and prayers and give to a reputable charity if you can. 

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18 thoughts on “Praying for Nepal

  1. Dear Laurn,
    It fell good to se that you blog again.I also pray for the lives of people of Nepal.What has happend as happend, My state of Kerala also lost two doctors in this trajedy, May they r
    Soul res in peace. I hope that you are all well.

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  2. @Lauren

    My heart goes out to the people of Nepal. The tremors were felt in Delhi and Pakistan as well. There were deaths in Bihar and U.P. as they are close to Nepal. The entire north region falls in the seismic zone which is dangerous.

    Indian government has responded with alacrity and they were the first ones to reach within hours of the quake. Let us all contribute our bit and help the people there.

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  3. This tragedy reminded me of same kind of tragedy i witnessed years back. That was Tsunami we experienced in Sri Lanka. Most of us hadn’t heard the word tsunami back then. It was a tragic shocking surprise. Everybody was thinking is the god kidding or something. It was unbelievable………..
    I can feel how the poor Nepal feels it.
    Surely as you said, nature doesn’t discriminate, both in happiness and sorrow. so, why do we? At the end of the day, we all face in to the same fate.
    may god bless everyone in Nepal .

    PS- Im happy you wrote this.

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    • Dear Sindu,

      Oh dear, the Tsunami was devastating, I remember the tragic news very well. I am glad you survived to tell the tale, so sorry. Must still traumatize you.

      Take care, God bless

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  4. I’m glad you’re back, Lauren. I hope you and your family are well. I am also worried about and thinking of the people of Nepal and their loved ones who are worried about them. I don’t know if you are familiar with the blog, http://www.theroofsofkathmandu.com, but that expat Croatian blogger lives in downtown Kathmandu with her Nepali husband. I’ve been thinking of her this week and hoping that she and her loved ones are okay. It’s a terrible tragedy, and it makes me realize how fragile life really is.
    Take care, Susan

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    • Dear Susan,

      Yes I am thinking of the bloggers I know of from Nepal at this time too. Nepalilovestory.com’s family is safe, just so everyone knows, Thank God. I hope you are well, Susan.

      Lots of love xx

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  5. Lauren, it is so good to hear from you again but terrible under such a horrendous catastrophe!! My prayers go to all involved. The news keeps getting worse and worse about it. Hope people will give. And i hope you are now well and enjoying your new home.

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  6. Welcome back to blogging Lauren!

    We felt it here too (we’re about 300-400 miles from it). I know how frightened/unsettled we were; I can’t even imagine what it was like to be there (not only for the actual earthquake but the tens of aftershocks as well). The Nepali people certainly need our prayers and contributions. I only hope that they get the aid that is needed before a greater humanitarian issues arises due to unsanitary conditions, lack of basic essentials, etc. I also hope that this stays an issue in peoples’ minds, but unfortunately it seems to already be getting less and less coverage :-/

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    • Dear Jess,

      I know, it’s just unimaginable. The pictures that have come from Nepal are so distressing. The coverage has been taken over by things like Kylie Jenners lip plastic surgery and her Dad’s transgender journey. It’s really sad, we must keep them in our prayers ❤ this disaster is going to have really long term problems 😦 so sad.

      I hope you and your family are well xx

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  7. Dear Lauren,

    I love reading your blog. I am currently in USA (from Maharashtra, India) and my wife is from Nagpur. (I am missing her a lot here :(). I will also ask her to read your story and I know she would love it too… God bless both of you !!

    Regards
    Vikrant Joshi.

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    • Hey Vikrant!
      Thank you so much for your comment! My husband missed MH a lot when he was living in India, I hope you can come and visit soon!!!

      Take care and best wishes to you and your wife!
      Lauren

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