Wednesday, July 11, 2018

As a united world watched ...

The 17 day Thailand cave ordeal is finally over and all 12 boys and their soccer coach are alive and, once again, on dry land and recuperating.  WHOOPEE !

It would be so easy to label this a miracle but it took hours of research and a team of expert divers to make it happen, not to speak of the medical teams and the heroic British divers who found them in the first place.

The entire world seemed to unite as we watched the drama. Our emotions ran the gamut from sadness at their loss ... to hope when they were found … and finally to bliss as we watched it all come to a joyful conclusion. It was a wonderful thing to be part of and, for me, a much needed respite from this “new country” of ours that has become more and more isolated from our international friends.

Addendum:  I wrote this a day before the Nato summit and it pains me to see that Trump has, once again, shown his complete ignorance of diplomacy. Vladamir Putin must be ecstatic ! 


Blogger Marie Smith said...

It was wonderful to see the world come together to help snd pray for those children and the coach!

5:05 PM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

It was wonderful to see how every country united behind the rescue of these boys. For a too brief of a time, differences were forgotten and saving those boys was paramount. Too bad it didn't have a long term effect.

7:32 AM  
Blogger kenju said...

I still think it is a miracle and the men who did it are heroes!!

8:10 AM  
Blogger possum said...

That is the real definition of the word HERO!
Not some jock who got the winning touchdown or made a basket just before the buzzer... but these men who risked their lives and brought these boys back to the Upper World and their parents... and, bless his heart, the poor soul who died trying. Also heroes, the folks who manned the pumps keeping the water levels as low as they did in spite of the horrible rain storms, the crews who stood by to carry those kids to the hospital... So many TRUE heroes!
I am reminded of the rescue crews that risked and gave their lives in NYC trying to get folks out of the Towers...
Those are the people to be proud of...…..

12:17 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Some events bring out the good side of humanity.

4:55 AM  
Blogger troutbirder said...

Well said, Ginnie...:)

9:01 AM  
Blogger Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Possum said it best, I agree, the real heroes were those who put their own lives on the line to help in this rescue. And there are countless examples of heroes everyday, but these fail to make the national headlines.

3:30 PM  
Blogger Linda P. said...

We did all come together, didn't we? The days when the operation to bring them out were occurring were particularly riveting. We did all need this moment, when the world seemed to unite behind these boys, the coach, and their rescuers. I'm trying these days to ignore what's happening with our leader on the world stage and concentrate on doing my part to support midterm candidates who will have different ideas and can establish some modicum of balance in our governing bodies.

7:02 AM  
Blogger Joared said...

Yes, it’s wonderful,they got the boys out of the cave with their coach. As for diplomacy from our leader, what he does is intentional, I believe, to create the chaotic environment he wants — totally in sync with Putin likely.

8:48 PM  

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