Thursday, 24 February 2011

Christchurch, New Zealand

I can't begin to describe what it is to be sitting on the other side of the world watching the devastation unfolding in my hometown
I was born in Christchurch, I grew up there, I lived and worked in this beautiful city
the tears keep falling
the eyes of The World are on you guys, we're all behind you
hang in there, just hang in there..
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23 comments:

Jenxo said...

its just devastating Margaret. I heard via Carole that your mum was ok which must have been such a relief to you.
my heart goes out to them all....

Mixed Media Martyr said...

Oh Margaret! Isn't this so awful! We have family in Christchurch and it was awful waiting to hear that they were OK. One relative has no power or water at their house, I can't imagine how hard that is with children. We just commemorated the 80th year since the 1931 Napier earthquake here in February.

Suz said...

I am so sorry, Margaret. I have a friend who lives there and her nerves have been really shaky from the aftershocks on the first one. I am so glad to read your mother is ok. I hope the world rallies and gets them whatever would be helpful.
I will be thinking of you
xo,
Suz

minnie_mac said...

My thoughts are with all who are suffering in this dreadful disaster.

Marilyn

Jill said...

Prayers going out to them and you.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am SO sorry about all this devastation in your home town. I had meant to say something on my blog for two days and I kept forgetting. I know how painful that can be. My thoughts are with you and your mom today.

Linda said...

I'm so glad your mum is okay. Praying for relief for all there... Christchurch will rise up!

Karen said...

I really feel with you Margaret. I have a cousin & his family who farm outside Christchurch, luckily they are ok. But its terribly sad...all of it! You take care & I hope that your loved ones are safe HUGS XXX

peggy gatto said...

Sending my love and prayers.

Jan said...

We've been watching the news here in Colorado and are stunned at the destruction and death. There are no words for such a tragedy.
I had distant cousins in Christchurch (now passed)and have some nice photos of the area. Such a glorious place it was.

For you, it's a loss even more so. I AM glad to know your Mom is ok.

Hugs,
Jan

carole brungar said...

My nephew has been offering cooked breakfasts and showers to who ever might want one, at his flat as he still has power and running water. He's 19, bless him :))

bad penny said...

So devastating

Gini said...

I'm so sorry Margaret, it must be so sad for you. Thank goodness your Mum is unharmed and I hope the same is true of your other friends and family there.
Thinking of you.
Gini
XX

~*~Patty S said...

hearts and prayers continue to go out to all those affected by the quakes dear Margaret

I am so sorry for your distress and pray for the safety of your loved ones

take care dear one
oxo

*jean* said...

oo so sorry, hope all your loved ones are okay...so scary

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Oh, M, just catching up here, have been away for a couple of days.
Such sad news, So sorry to hear of your distress, thinking of you my friend!
Jan x

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Margaret,

My heart is with you. I know first hand how it feels to see a place so special to you devastated...Hurricane Katrina left me with that feeling and still does after almost 7 years. It takes decades to rebuild and to recover. Sadly..so many people never recover with a home like they once had nor do they emotionally recover.

Upset doesn't even begin to cover how you feel right now...I know it hurts.

Hugs,
Stephanie ♥

La Dolce Vita said...

my heart goes out to you M and the people of NZ, saying a prayer for your family. and sending big hugs to you, xxxxxxxx

Alisa said...

My thoughts and prayers have been with them and are now with you too, Margaret.
Hugs!

Jann said...

So very sad, my heart goes out to all of these poor people. I will keep praying for them.

ale said...

DEAR MARGARET!!!!...all my heart and all my love to you and evrybody in christchurch!!

Marva said...

Oh Margaret, I'm so sorry! The photos of the devastation are just heart wrenching! You're in my thoughts.

Julia *Astra-Scrap* said...

I am so sorry to hear about that, Margaret! Happy that your mother is ok!