Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Quick report

Just a very quick message before I get myself some tea.... thank you for all the phone calls, messages etc. regarding the big earthquake in New Zealand today. I must have had close to 20 phone calls today from people worried about my family - the latest was my daughter's teacher.
A lot of my family live in the city where it hit hardest, Christchurch, but all seem to be okay. Very shaken, but okay. Unfortunately I had to work this afternoon/evening so I haven't been in direct contact with them, but it sounds like it was an absolutely horrific experience and they are still experiencing many more aftershocks. My heart really goes out to those who have still not been able to make contact with those in the area (living this far away really makes it difficult some times...) and of course to those who have not been as fortunate as my family. There is so much that needs to be done over the next few days/weeks/months. It definitely puts our daily goings on like children putting axes into their feet into perspective (more on that another day!).
Thank you again for all your support.

8 comments:

  1. Glad to hear that your family is safe. So saddened to see the news and the state of the place now. xxx

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  2. Glad to hear your nearest and dearest are all alright and hope the axe incident (??!!) is less serious than it sounds!

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  3. It definitely does put things into perspective. Glad to hear your family are all safe and hope they are OK tonight. For now at least, I feel very safe in our little part of Japan but am also in awe and very proud at how NZ is really coming together to help those hit the hardest. Big hugs to you Jo, it must be so hard being here when they are there. xxx

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  4. Glad to hear that your family are safe, still thinking of the others too.

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  5. Still addicted to CNN here, and feeling very, very sad. So, you got in contact with your brother?

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  6. Really glad to hear your family is ok-Japan sent over the rescue team as I see many people still can't contact their family members....how absolutely terrible. Masaaki and I have been watching and praying.

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  7. Anonymous4:20 PM

    Glad your family is safe after the quake. Hope they and everyone affected are getting all the help they need.Mimi

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  8. Good morning Jo, catching up with you this morning before I run Noah to yochien. I had heard about that earthquake and it was a huge one. Down right devastating. : ( I had remembered you had family in Christchurch so I had worried and also wondered. I am VERY relieved to find out your family is all okay. This truly was a horrific thing to happen over there. I'm just so sorry.

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