Sunday, January 17, 2010


Caption: After two days of waiting without news, Mary Lou Coren of Virginia Beach gets the call that her husband of 45 years Mike Coren and great-nephew Andrew Foster have survived the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked Haiti on Tuesday. It was Foster's first time out of the country, visiting a place where the Corens had traveled for over thirty years. "Tell him I love him," said Coren to her niece Sharon Foster, Andrew's mother, who had spoken with her son moments earlier. "And that if he ever scares me like that again, I'll kill him."

It was a classic case of being yourself and doing what feels right-- to spend time, to wait, to talk, to share the excruciating uncertainty-- win out over going back to the office and shuffling papers around. And thank goodness he was alright. I can't imagine what it would have been like if he wasn't.

1 comment:

katie said...

man... how long were you there before she got the call? major props for not going back to shuffle papers. this made for much better picture. ;)