Today marks the one year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan.
I have family and extended family that lives from Tokyo down to Osaka where my son and his family lives.
They were very lucky that day and except for the earthquakes, they were all safe.
Here is an article from the National Post that can explain the numbers and costs with before and after photos.
I will be donating again to Animal Refuge Kansai who are still taking care of animals made homeless from this disaster.
Although I donated to many worthwhile groups, if you read my post from last year this is one of my main charities.
I hold all of Japan in my heart today more than usual.
Be sure to click on my sons blog "sleepytako" on my side bar.
He has said in very few words what I wish I could have.
To end on a happier note here is a picture of my granddaughter enjoying a snack and looking at the neighborhood lights of her Japan.