Not superficial

As soon as I wake up I turn on the TV to watch the News. I imagine what kind of awful News we will have this time. Lately the News are being covering the tragedies from three different hurricanes hitting Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. The earthquake in Mexico, the shooting in Las Vegas, the concern of Korea missiles, and the wars in the middle east.

Some days I’m afraid to go out of the door, it’s terrible living in fear. If I talk to one of my friends who likes to recite passages from the bible instead of feeling safer knowing God loves me I get more terrify. I want my grandkids to have a chance to live a wonderful life. However, it’s frightening watching how our world is getting worse.

The leaders of our countries instead of making the world better, they have been creating more chaos. They are selfish and their first priority it’s having the power to control others. I perceive the hatred and racism is growing too fast.

Then last night I was watching the News direct from Puerto Rico and I saw the people smiling and telling their loves ones “we are fine and we will stand up again” those images brought tears to my eyes. They don’t have power, water, and not enough food and they are making sure their families don’t worry. I saw the volunteers from the USA and other countries, helping cleaning the roads, bringing water, food, and giving them hope. I recognize we have remarkable people who are making a difference.
The leaders of our countries should be learning from them. For me they are “angels” who are taking their time to help rebuild and who gives comfort to people in needs. To those “angels” thank you for being an example to follow and give hope for our next generations.

Daily Post: Superficial

Finally, great news!

After eight long days watching the news and waiting to communicate with my family, finally I got to talk to them. The communication is very limited and the only connection is a phone land. Any other cellular company like T-Mobile, Verizon, or AT&T they don’t work. It’s incredible how much people pay for expenses cellular phones and the only ones working it’s the land lines or the local company.

My in-laws lost everything they have and when I spoke to them I can feel their sadness. They were prepared for the hurricane because their home is close to the coast, still it’s difficult to see the damages. My brother and my sister live in two different areas and they didn’t lost as much. The people in Puerto Rico doesn’t have electric power, water is running out, short on food, and unable to go back to work. A few stores are beginning to open but it’s difficult to get there. Besides they have a curfew from 6pm to 5am for safety and the wait for help it’s moving slowly.

I’m happy to have the chance to hear from them and knowing they are safe. For now, I’m waiting for the postal service to begin working so I can send a few packages and money.
Thank you to everyone who are keeping Puerto Rico in their prayers. I know my people from Puerto Rico are strong and they will get the help they need.


the island with no electric power

Praying for my family

Since Tuesday I don’t hear anything from my family in Puerto Rico. It was the last day I talked to my in-laws and my sister and my brother posted in social media a prayer for Puerto Rico. That was the last time I heard from all of them.

Two weeks ago, hurricane Irma caused a few damages affecting a low percentage of the island. For a few days they lost power and some sector didn’t have any water. However, this time Hurricane Maria hit from the center and the entire island has no power, no phone connection, they’re running out of water, and food.

Imagine Puerto Rico has approximated 3.5 million people and everyone in one way or another has been affected. Watching the TV News and looking at the destruction has been hard. Yesterday, New York send a few planes and ships with supplies.

I’m scared for their safety and wondered how much destruction this hurricane caused. What happened if they get sick and need attention? My in-laws are people in the eighties and my sister just have a surgery two weeks ago. Everyone who has family or friends in the island they have been in social media waiting to hear some News.

I’m sick into my stomach thinking all the difficulties they are going through. The frustration of not knowing from our loves ones it’s a nightmare. I’m hoping we can get more info as the days passed. I will keep trying to call every single phone number until one of them answers. I’m praying for my family and friends to be safe.

some streets in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
some streets in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria