I am watching the news now and my heart goes out to all the victims of Bagyong Ondoy. The images and scenes on TV are so depressing and almost unbelievable. Everyone was caught by surprise at the huge damage that a few hours of rain had brought. I particularly pity the children and babies because they are so young for that kind of disaster. The image of a woman lining up for some relief goods with her 9-month old baby almost made me cry because I have a newborn baby now and I just can’t imagine what I’ll do if I see myself in that kind of situation.
So I am grateful that my family is spared from this tragedy. I hope it won’t happen again and I hope all victims will be given strength from God so they can rise out of the dim situation.