The ramblings from a small quilt shop on the South Islands West Coast of New Zealand

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Saying It Like I t Is


While talking to our eldest daughter tonight, Anthea shared a passage that she had written to send out to others in the organisation that she works in.  I thought it needed to be shared with even more people and of course that meant sharing it with my blogging family.chchearthquake
"The whole of the country is mourning the loss of the iconic garden city which has so beautifully archived our nations history and our ties to the British Empire. Much of the gothic architecture which defined the city will soon become a memory; until then it remains yet another obstacle hampering relief efforts in the city. The grieving process has only just started as the full impact of this cruel twist of Mother Nature is realised. As the body count rises the two degrees of separation we Kiwis are known for spreads the reach of this grief far and wide. We have all heard of much tragedy over the last few days, but also of inspirational stories of survival and hope."
Anthea, those are beautiful words, well written and so full of compassion.  Thank you for letting me share them.
hugsa name Miche'le

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful words, thank you for sharing - gosh it is so awful, I was so glad that Deb's and family are safe. Hugs Jx

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  2. Beautifully expressed - thankyou for sharing this with us.

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  3. Beautifully written Miche'le, she has a gift with words. Still feels like it couldn't really be happening in NZ. So many tears have been and will be shed around the country and the world. Sending hugs and love to all in Christchurch and Canterbury.

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  4. You have a special girl there, I have goosebumps after reading what she wrote.
    Love and good vibes from across the ditch to all in Christchurch, especially to Miss Deb and Miss Darlene xxxxx

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  5. Just beautiful Miche'le - Hugs Fee X

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  6. You have obviously raised a very caring daughter. The full magnitude of this tragedy is certainly hard to comprehend.......very sad.......

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  7. All the way up here in Norway we feel sorrow for the devasting things Mother Nature has put you through. Very sad for you New Zealanders and other concerned. Hope for the best for all of you.

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  8. She has a gift for words Michelle. These words say it all. My heart goes out to those in Christchurch and all the loved ones here and around the world.
    It's still hard to believe this is New Zealand.

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  9. Beautiful words Miche'le from your daughter

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  10. Beautiful words to bring comfort in such a heartbreaking situation. Hopefully ChCh will be a little like Oxford where historical buildings are restored safely so that people wont be reminded daily of their personal loss when they see the loss to the city. I heard that NZ might be doing a lottery where the proceeds go to help the situation instead of just makinging a millionaire. It would be a good idea if all countries did the same to help out. The stories reaching us in the UK are showing the supportive and grit spirit of the kiwis and how so many are helping one another in this awful time.

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  11. Beautiful words. As you say, we are all touched by such tragedy.
    Hugs

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Thankyou so much for popping by and leaving a comment. I enjoy reading your thoughts and ideas and will get back to you if needed, hugs - Miche'le

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