The March 11 article “Time has stopped for parents of dead and missing children” caught my eye. Many parents and guardians who lost children are still digging their way through the mess in Miyagi Prefecture, searching for the bodies of their sons and daughters. They say the task keeps them going, that it’s their only hope.
The saying “Life is a gift from God” applies to all living creatures. Parents who have lost hope say they feel guilty for continuing to live. They should not feel this way, as their children are watching us from above. Looking to the future, they will become strong again.
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