Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tears for Christchurch - all NZ weeps . . .

All New Zealand weeps for our beautiful city Christchurch and her people. . .

A second major earthquake in 6 months has devastated the central part of the city with damage also across the city and surrounding areas. With the time of day ( 1.00pm) yesterday, and the fact that there was already damage from the Sept quake, many deaths and injuries have occurred. People are still trapped under huge piles of rubble, many buildings collapsed, it looks like a war zone you would see on tv in another place, not our peaceful, stunningly beautiful country. . .

There has been an out-pouring of grief, most of us either have family and friends living in CHCH or know someone who has, it is very hard for us as a people to get our heads around a disaster of this magnitude, we have has so few over the time of settlement. Godszone, that is what we have always been called  - safe and secure . . our world has been rocked and will never be the same again ..

6 comments:

Marilyn said...

Yes, we all weep for Christchurch. So many of us have family in friends who have been affected.

Ames said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with our friends across the Tasman

juliet said...

Yes, we are all weeping indeed. No-one is unaffected.

Comfrey Cottages said...

I have been crying in this hemisphere also Marcia:( so very, very sad! I hurridly sent you an email when I heard about, just to check on you. I know you live on the north island and at its northern area, but was afraid there might be effects on your area also. Wondering if my email came through? big hugs and thinking of all of you and the devastation in your lovely corner of the worldxx

Doris said...

I'm so sorry for all the people affected and their loved ones. So sad, just makes you realize how precious our time here is. You think such a beautiful, peaceful and pristine place such as NZ is protected from such a tragedy. You just never know....

the bees house said...

Australia was weeping too - we watched it all in shock