Tuesday, 22 February 2011

UPDATED: Praying for our New Zealand neighbours

I was planning to write a different blog post today but, in light of this horrific situation, I have put my regular posting off until tomorrow.

Photo courtesy here.

My thoughts today are with our neighbours across the Tasman as the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, sustained a level 6.3 earthquake earlier today.   This earthquake was actually an after-shock from the earthquake they had in September of last year, however, it has left much more devastation and destruction in its wake due to it being more shallow. There are 17 65 people now confimed dead and this toll is expected to rise with people still trapped in buildings.  More reports of the situation are here and here.

On a personal note, we are also very concerned for my Son-in-law's Mum who flew into Christchurch with her partner only yesterday and Alex has been unable to find out if she is okay.

UPDATE - I'm happy to report that Alex's Mum managed to post a message on Facebook to let everyone know she was okay. Thankfully, they had left Christchurch only a few hours before the earthquake hit.  We are all so relieved. Thanks so much for your well wishes.

~ Love, Light and Peace ~

16 comments:

  1. Thank you Serena for lettingus know at this disaster...prayers that Alex's MIL is fine..

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  2. Serena,

    I heard about this earlier, so sad. Your part of the world is experiencing such trauma lately. You are in my thoughts. I hope that your son-in-law's mom is ok. Sending prayers to the people of Christchurch,

    Kate

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  3. I woke up to hear this news this morning, I do hope you get news soon

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  4. I'm so sorry to hear that. All my thoughts and prayers are with all those in the devastation. I hope your Son in law finds his mum.

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  5. Thanks so much Serena for the reports on Christchurch. Hope your loved ones are ok. Will talk to my friend, Pamela, today to see if her family is ok too.

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  6. I heard the news this morning Serena on a news show and I was so saddened by the pictures.
    I will keep your son-in-law's family in my prayers this day....may the news be good and please do let us know when you hear something!
    Tina xo

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  7. I pray she is okay! So very sorry to hear about more devastation. Thoughts and prayers are with them and all of the people recovering in Australia, too.

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  8. Hi Serena,

    My heart goes out to all the people of New Zealand that were affected with that horrible earthquake and to the families that have lost loved ones. :( I really hope your son-in-law's mom and her partner are somewhere safe.
    Please keep us updated.

    Hugs

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  9. Thanks Serena for updating us. Earthquakes are terrible. I remember the last horrific one we had in CA back in the late 80's. That was so scary. I'm glad that your Son-in-law's Mum is doing okay. Thinking of everyone. Take care.

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  10. Such a terrible event Serena. My thoughts and prayers are with those affected.
    Lee:)

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  11. can you believe this didnt make big news in US and i had to hear it from my lovely, caring blog friends? our prayers to Christchurch...

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  12. Thanks God Alex' Mom is OK. What a horrible situation there...

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  13. I'm was so sad to hear about this devastation on the radio this morning. I can only imagine how you all must be feeling, being that it is so close. I'm so happy to read that your son's mother in law is safe. My heart goes out to all who are suffering out there.

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  14. the photos are horrible :( so much destroyed and so many people injured or killed :( glad that alex's mum and partner are ok

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  15. I'm so glad Alex's mother is OK...what a relief it must be to hear from her. I watched some of the early news of the quake on CNN here in Mexico and my heart goes out the New Zealanders for their loss and devastation.

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  16. I'm so glad Alex's mother is OK...what a relief it must be to hear from her. I watched some of the early news of the quake on CNN here in Mexico and my heart goes out the New Zealanders for their loss and devastation.

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