Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Earthquake


You may have heard of the earthquake that has just rocked New Zealand. I am sitting here in front of the news, shocked and saddened for the people affected. I am also scared for my mum who is in Christchurch today at the start of a week long holiday.

I have just heard from her that she is ok, she said it was very scary and that the ground is still rumbling & shaking. I don't know if her friend is ok yet,  I am waiting by the phone to hear from her xo


Update: Just heard that Mum & her friend are sitting with many others in a city park, cold but wrapped in blankets. I can only imagine what it must be like, poor Christchurch looks like a bomb has hit it. Thinking of all those who are trying to cope with this disaster, my heart goes out to them. Thanks for your kind thoughts & comments re my mum,  xo

20 comments:

Catherine said...

I've been sitting watching too, it's just awful. I'm glad to hear that your Mum is ok, how scary it must have been for her. I hope that her friend is safe. xo

PaisleyJade said...

It's just so sad - watching the news too. My heart goes out to everyone there and those with family. Praying hard!!

Sonia Skegg said...

Yes it's so sad. So glad your mum is ok, it must have been a terrible experience though. Thoughts and prayers are with everyone. xo

Sue said...

What is up at this end of the world lately, floods, cyclones, earthquakes. I am sure New Zealanders are terrified with all the damage from those earthquakes they have been having. I hope your mum stays safe whilst she is on holiday Beck.

Kate said...

I'm living in my own little cocoon here.
I had no idea.
I'm so pleased you've heard from your Mum.
i'm off to check it out now.
Mother nature is mad right now!!

Linda said...

SO sorry to hear about this! I will keep this in my prayers...XO

Jennie said...

So so pleased to hear that your mum is okay, it must have been so frightening for her. Much love to you, and hoping for good news on your mums friend. XXXX

objectsofwhimsy said...

Im in shock
those poor people I cant believe they have had to go through another one so soon after those awful ones in Sept last year.

Glad to hear that your Mum and friend is okay

Cotton Kiwi said...

Glad to know they are safe Beck. It is devastating alright. I hope she has somewhere to go tonight. x

mel @ loved said...

Oh Beck, I'm so glad your mum is ok, how frightening. What devastating images we're seeing. Thinking of you, and all those poor New Zealanders affected..x

Michelle said...

So glad your mum and friend are ok...it is just so devastating to see the wreakage and loss of so many lives...It breaks my heart...

teddybearswednesday said...

it's awful isn't Beck, just terrible.
I can't imagine what people must be going through but my heart goes out to them.
I'm soo happy you heard from mum, it must have been so scary.
xoxo

Lindy in Brisbane said...

Glad to hear your Mum and her friend are ok. I have a few friends and colleagues who are in Christchurch for a conference this week. Still waiting to hear. Really, I think mother nature just needs to BACK OFF!

kirsty said...

so pleased to hear that your mum and her friend are ok. and very sad for the people who have lost loved ones! man, what is going on with our planet??

x

Maria Rose said...

Oh my goodness! I am so glad to hear that your mother is OK!

Jenny McH said...

That's not the kind of holiday memories you want! Your poor Mum must have had such a fright. My thoughts go out to all the people in NZ.

manda said...

oh gosh beck, so glad to hear your mum is safe. its shocking and almost surreal what is happening. hug your babies...that always feels a bit better.
love manda x

flowerpress said...

So glad your mum and friend are safe. Terrifying for them and so sad all round.

hester said...

Such heartbreak for the poor Kiwis. I'm so glad your Mum is safe, Beck. What an awful experience for her to endure.

Andylynne said...

I'm glad you mom is safe. Earthquakes are scary things. I grew up in California so I'm aware of the dangers. Prayers for every one in New Zeland.