Friday, April 2, 2010


I asked a friend with relatives living in the countryside if her family was doing okay during this drought. She replied that drinking water was plentiful in her village, but the crops (potatoes and wheat) were probably lost. She didn't know what would happen with the next planting season (corn) either. She also told me that she had heard about areas where drinking water was scarce. Countryside children often board away from home for late elementary and middle school; because there is no school in their village. Their parents may come visit on market days and the children make trips home on the weekends. My friend said that the government is providing bottled drinking water for the students in these schools. But she said, "It's sad." The children are limiting the amount they drink during the week and carrying the extra home for their families on the weekends.

Do I appreciate the water (juice or anything else) I so easily access and freely drink?

water bottles by shrff14
market town school by a friend


  1. Wow... there's so much we take for granted over here in the states, thank you for the reminder.

  2. I'm very grateful with the abundant necessities of life that I have here. I feel for those children who save their water portion to bring it back to their families. Hopefully the drought will lift soon..

    Have a wonderful and blessed Easter, Steph!

  3. Children have such good hearts. I don't even think much about water. We have so much of it here.

    Thanks for stopping by and your kind words. I hope your boys reach for their golden egg dreams.

  4. I am thankful for our water supply and I will pray for those who are in need of more water.


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