Husby asked me a question this morning revealing a gap in my knowledge. Why is it that I thought this was an unmanned oil rig? Why is it that the media seems to have forgotten the 11 people who died on April 20? I googled it and it took narrowing my search to "gulf oil spill 11 dead" to get any information on those victims. I had to know that 11 were dead to find out that men died that day. I found this piece on CBS News from a few weeks ago.
Today I have to think about these people and their families
Roy Wyatt Kemp
Karl Kleppinger Jr.
Aaron Dale Burkeen
As much tragedy as this continues to cause to the eco-system and economy it hasn't really affected me up here in Maine. I know and feel that terrible things are happening but today I have to know and feel for Michelle Jones who will shortly give birth to a second child without her husband's support, who will not see her 6th wedding anniversary. I have to know and feel for the families of these men whose very foundation has been shaken. This is what I pray for today. The dolphins and shrimp fishermen can wait another day.