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.