Eric is home and doing well. We’ve had a busy but very sweet day as a family. We are all so happy to have him back! Tonight we went and satisfied Eric’s craving: all-you-can-eat yakiniku (thin-sliced beef that you grill at your table). It was great fun. We continue to spend time debriefing, and we both appreciated the chance to talk and debrief with Jack A., our mission’s psychologist on the phone.
We just got a call from our friend Kazue. They are staying temporarily in a friend’s home that is up for sale; they are searching for a 3 bedroom apartment but so far it has been impossible to find.
They were finally able to go back to Arahama and the location of their home. They found nothing there, except some of the foundation cinderblocks and part of one tree. I guess I had hoped that they would find some of their personal things…
This neighborhood had nothing left – it was completely demolished by the tsunami. They are starting over with absolutely nothing, but still optimistic. We are working on helping them financially with furniture and clothes needs — if you are interested please contact us.