Friday, May 28, 2010

Guatemala flashback...

Remember this?  The boys were climbing Volcano Pacaya in Guatemala..
Just over 2 years ago (May 20, 2008) almost to the day!
This was Pacaya then...
This is Pacaya Now!!

It is erupting!  Here is a news article on the situation in Guatemala:

1 dead, 3 missing in Guatemala volcano eruption
GUATEMALA CITY — Rocks spewing from a volcano overlooking the Guatemalan capital killed a television reporter, authorities said Friday. Three children are missing.
The Pacaya volcano started erupting lava and rocks on Thursday afternoon, blanketing Guatemala City with ash and forcing the closure of the international airport. President Alvaro Colom declared a "state of calamity."
Television reporter Anibal Archila was hit by a shower of rocks when he got too close to the volcano, about 15 miles (25 kilometers) south of Guatemala City, said David de Leon, a spokesman for the national disaster committee.
He said three children between the ages of seven and 12 were missing.
At least 1,600 people from villages closest to the volcano have been evacuated to shelters.
Two to three inches (Five to 7.5 centimeters) of ash accumulated on streets in some southern parts of the city, and officials imposed limits on trucks and motorcycles to help speed up traffic slowed by the ash.
The government urged residents not to leave their homes unless there was an urgent need.
The most active of Guatemala's 32 volcanos, Pacaya has been intermittently erupting since 1966, and tourists frequently visit areas near three lava flows formed in eruptions between 1989 and 1991.
In 1998, the 8,373-foot (2,552-meter) volcano twice spewed plumes of ash, forcing evacuations and shutting down the airport in Guatemala City.

WOW!!  I remember being surrounded by all of the beautiful volcanoes and at the same time praying that they would not erupt while I was there!  I especially remember the day Ryan took the boys up there to climb it, I didn't really like the idea, however, * All Mothers of boys...HEAR ME PLEASE!!*
I needed to trust my husband to make this decision, and let them go!  I was raised in a home with all girls, we did not do this sort of stuff, and I tend to get a tad nervous when they do "boy" things.  BUT, I have a husband who is a man, who knows boys and what they should be doing, so I let him lead, I let them do these things!!!  I, as the mom, stayed back and prayed the thing would not erupt!!  I usually do that, if there is something they want to do and I am against it, but Ryan is for it, they do it, and I pray that the things that could happen to them while doing strange boy things...won't!!  I think it is vital while   bringing up boys to allow them to have adventure, and to let your husband lead!!  Ok, I will get off my soap box now.  Just wanted to share...


MamaTod said...

You're right about the boy things. Keep preaching on that soap box!