Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Change to your scheduled programme...

I know today is supposed to be an off-the-page project but at 12.51pm yesterday afternoon my hometown, Christchurch, was hit by a 6.3 earthquake. Though not as strong as the first earthquake in September last year that kicked of the nightmare that has been the lives of so many people down there, it was however considerably more devastating due to the depth and proximity to the city.
I can't comprehend the feelings and emotions that people are experiencing now, I only know how I feel knowing so many of my family and friends are in the middle of it all. They are living the horrors of it all every hour of every day.
I know in the scheme of things this probably isn't much, but I have to share some of the few memories I have scrapped of sharing my hometown with my family who are currently all safe here in Auckland. 
As I looked through my albums looking for pages I feel a loss for all the pictures I have not taken, not through a lack of opportunity, just because they are scenes and buildings that have always been there and I like so many other people, thought always would be there.
My heart goes out not only to my own family and friends but to all of Christchurch and indeed New Zealand. As we all work together, finding strength from each other I can't help saying, I've never been more proud to be a KIWI!!!
Good luck, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.


Anonymous said...

Im glad your parents are okay Paula
A tragic day week and will be month
hugs to ya

Anonymous said...

oh ps: I looove the celtic influence you put in your layout Like most southlanders Im thinking that is part of your heritage