Quake News: The Youngest Survivor And Best Story Yet
Since the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan just four days ago, soldiers and other military groups have been searching through all of the rubble for bodies, dead or alive. This is obviously no easy task, but the following miraculous story made it all worth it.
Yesterday, in Ishinomaki City, Japanese Defense Force soldiers heard a strange noise as they went door-to-door looking for signs of life and death. They kept hearing a baby's cry, but thought they were just imagining it.
During the tsunami, a huge tidal wave entered the home of a Japanese couple, and the force was so strong that it grabbed the baby from its mothers arms. The parent's survived the disaster, but feared their four-month-old daughter was dead and nowhere to be found.
The soldiers traveled closer to the sound, ransacked through the debris, which contained wood, glass, slate and rock fragments, and found what had been making the noise. It was the little girl (dressed in a thick pink woolen bear suit) who was washed away and feared dead. She miraculously survived the water and debris, in addition to three days without food or water. At only 120 days old, she lasted through what will probably be the biggest tragedy of her life, and she won't remember a speck of it, which could be a good or bad thing, or a little bit of both.
She should have died, but she didn't. God obviously has big plans for this little soul.
She was reunited with her parents shortly after. I can't put this into words so just imagine if that were you and your child, and I'm sure that's how her parents reacted and felt.
Her discovery has put a new energy into the search, a civil defense official told a local news crew. We will listen, look and dig with even more diligence after this. Ahead of the baby's rescue, officials reported finding at least 2,000 bodies washed up on the shoreline of Miyagi prefecture. How the child survived drowning - or being crushed by fallen trees and houses - remains a mystery.
For those that believe and know better, this isn't a mystery. There are no coincidences in this world. Everything happens for a reason.