Posted by: rivettingkatetaylor | January 14, 2010

How lucky are we?

A young New Zealand mother is this morning searching for the bodies of her children and husband under a pile of rubble that used to be a hotel in Haiti.

At the time of writing, her two-year-old girl has been found with a broken leg under the body of her father. Two more daughters, aged 3 and 5, are still missing.

The quake occurred at 4.53 pm local time, and was centred about 15km west of the capital, the US Geological Survey said. It caused so much destruction that authorities have no idea how many lives have been claimed, other than to say it may be more than 100,000.

It is such a tragedy – for them all, not just for the Kiwi family dragged into it.

As far as I am aware, my two are happily sitting in their grandmother’s living room in Gisborne waiting to go to the beach. I haven’t seen them since last Tuesday. Lucky to have all this time to work and do stuff around here, lucky they have somewhere cool to go like this, but also lucky they are safe.

Hugs and kisses over the phone isn’t the same.  Bring on tomorrow when I will be rolling in the surf with them – as long as I get some more work done!

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