Did you ever wonder if the earth will still "move" after 29 years of marriage? Well, this morning at 5:30 AM we found out that it surely does!! We were jolted out of our sleep on the 8th floor of the Renaissance Hotel in Onna by a 7.0 earthquake. I jumped up, stood on the bed, and hollered at Randy that the room was swaying and we we were NOT on a cruise!!! He grabbed me and flung me to the floor next to the bed and held me close while the building bounced around. After a few minutes it stopped and we immediately tried to call Christa on our cells. She was at home with the dogs. Finally the call went through and she did a walk around the house while we stayed with her on the phone. The only casualty of the shaking was my Royal Dalton "Balloon Lady". She was the only figurine I owned that someone had not "accidentally" dropped through the years! Oh well, we are all alive and no one was hurt!!! Praise the Lord for His protection. I decided that I never wanted to be on the 8th floor of any hotel again during an earthquake!
We did have a very relaxing two nights to celebrate our anniversary. On Thursday evening the restaurant brought a cake with a sparkler burning on the top! It was so wonderful. They also brought two souvenir glasses made here in Okinawa. After breakfast this morning, we came right home. I didn't want to stay in our room in case of after shocks. We had two of them - 5.1 at 10:30 am and a 4.9 at 10:45 am. There were no tsunamis, although we did have a warning issued and so we decided to skip the early morning swim today! (Ha!Ha!)
You tube link for video of earthquake: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfbprlCgpGw
What a journey we have had so far this year! Please be in prayer as I will have my 3rd round of Adriamycin/Cytoxan chemo on Wednesday. I am NOT looking forward to it! Two of the major side effects I have encountered are the smell of the chemo I have at all times that makes me terribly nauseated; and an acne rash on my head that starts on day 7 after chemo and stays until just before the next chemo. Thank you to all of you for the notes, packages, letters, emails, calls, and prayers.
Philippians 1:3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
Breakfast Our view at breakfast