Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Witness to History

I don't watch the news often. Hardly ever. I don't like to hear about all the bad things going on. If I want to know the weather I look it up online. If I need scores from the game last night, I go online. If I want to know the major headlines...yup online. So while I knew the miners were still stuck in the mine I didn't really know how close they were to rescuing them.

Last night while I was running I was channel surfing and saw on CNN that they were about to start the rescue mission within the next hour or so. I said a little prayer for everyone and went about my evening. At about 11 when I finally settled into bed, I switched over to CNN to see how the rescues were going. I saw that they were 12 mins into pulling the first guy out.

So we watched. We watched as the first guy came out and hugged his 7 year old son. They cried, and I sat in my bed watching tears streaming down my face as I saw history. 33 men lived inside a mine for 69 days. That is amazing to me. The CNN reporter last night said that 19 year old miner sent a note up yesterday that said "There are actually 34 of us because God never left us down here."  That gave me chills.

I have been watching the rescues during nap time, and they just got the 17th guy up.

One day our kids will read about this and watch the videos of the rescues. I am just really glad I turned on the tv when I did. The people of Chile have done a great job keeping the faith of these men alive that they will be rescued. They worked for days to make it happen. I can't imagine being the family members of those down there. Standing there waiting the 15 mins for the capsule to come up, man, I would be going insane, giddy with excitement to finally wrap my arms around my person!

I hope the rest of the rescues go smoothly!


  1. I've not been able to stop watching since last night. I can't seem to get anything done!:D

  2. I just happened upon CBS a couple minutes before the first miner came up, it was pretty overwhelming wasn't it? Obviously I know nothing about living in a mine for 2 months but I was surprised at how clean everyone was and how healthy many of them were!

  3. My husband keeps up with the news, but like you, I also do not watch as much. What a blessing and a miracle that they have been able to stay strong in their faith during all those days! I have always been amazed at those that do the dangerous work of mining. It would not be something I would even want to try or even to go down where they have to work daily!

    Blessings & Aloha!
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