Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Kia Kaha...

I wish I could have my life back,
you know back to how it was BEFORE
does anyone else feel like that? 
I'll happily worry about the stuff I worried about then
rather than the stuff I have to worry about now...
how can I keep my kids safe?
how can I keep the kids busy and happy?
have I got enough clean water?
fuel? food?
is my house going to keep slowly sinking?
how can I help the teenagers who have seen way too much?
what should I do about this??
how are we going to pay our staff??
keep them all safe??

I think this is why Jesus said...
"So do not worry about tomorrow;
for tomorrow will care for itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own."
I made some 'art' that won't hurt you
if it falls on your head!
Kia Kaha - Be Strong...
a reminder for those many moments
i don't feel so strong.

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  1. I hear you Deb. My heart breaks for you. One day at a time, even one moment at a time... you are thought about and know that lots of love is being sent out into the universe to you.

    I am not going through anything like you, but have been dealing with issues with my husband and family where the only thing we can do is take it, and have felt that I wish I could go back to how it was BEFORE!

    Kia Kaha - Be Strong Dear Deb!!
    xox, Kali

  2. You are in my prayers daily....Matthew 6:34 is my favorite verse...hoping things get better there for you and your family Deb.

  3. Its all too true.. the stuff that mattered then doesn't really matter now at all.

  4. I totally agree with you Deb. The things I worried about before seem so trivial now. I cannot even imagine how it would've felt knowing that Chrissy and James were in town. It has made me think twice about ever going back into the CBD again. The crazy thing about all of this is that yes we are so grateful for what we have, our precious families so safe but daily life is going to be hard for a long time. Now all the adrenalin has gone, we are left with the low. Each day more than ever I need to draw deep within me and create something positive in this crazy new life I live. I am reminded of a sermon years ago from Carolyn Chisholm. She spoke of finding jewels in the valleys. I'm off to gem hunt! xx

  5. Oh for a magic wand Deb, thinking of you as you muddle through each day, with love. Oddly enough, we had that verse at our wedding!!!

  6. Thanks for the link Deb. Praying is the best and will continue, but other times one would like to do more. Wish to say more, but your photos bring tears and memories. God is giving you the strength you need when you need it.


  7. Think of you often... there is still a place for you here should you need a wee getaway. Annie and Gus are the same age so they'd have a blast together. xx

  8. I found your blog tonight, the first thing I noticed was that your children are the same spacing as mine ! mine are older, 36,34,29 and 20 - all grown up now but ever so beautiful.

    I can`t imagine how it must be for you and your family, please know that all NZ cares and feels for the people of ChCh. I have 3 cousins there who have house problems but are ok. All the best

  9. Everything can change in a day. It is enough to make us all think. One day at a time is all you can do.

  10. i love saying that kaha ...out loud...i think we all need that word for many different reasons, mine for the health of my guys have it tough at the moment,but you know it will get better, you will still all have each other, and what is happening now will be a memory, one you'll marvel at how strong and amazing you all kaha my friend across the tasman...we are always thinkng of

  11. i wish it could all go back to before for you! you are always on my mind

  12. I keep thinking of you, be strong.... Love the sound of KIA KAHA......Say it loud en many times like a mantra....

  13. Definitely. I keep finding myself thinking .
    'I want to go home.' but what I really mean is I want to go back to before the earthquake. Then I feel guilty because we are so okay, our family, our house, our business. Life will get back to normal though.

  14. I am so sorry you are having to go though this. I can't express in words what my heart is wanting to say. I hope you know that those of us in other parts of NZ are heartbroken that those of you in Christchurch are having to go through this. I hope all your friends and family are safe.

  15. I have been reading your posts and others to keep up with the devestation in ChCh. I am so releaved for you that your family is safe and you have all your children around you. Your family and the others in the city have been and will be, in my prayers.

  16. Deb, you are in my thoughts daily. Last night as I was falling asleep I was thinking about how surreal it is that I can be laying peacefully in my bed while across the planet you are in the throes of such turmoil. I think generally one only thinks such things when it is her own turmoil, and it once again made me incredibly thankful for what I have. Right here, right now.

    I made a little hat and mitten set for the auction but I am sure it will take an aeon to get to NZ. If you know of any raffle type giveaways such as Make It Perfect did for Queensland, would you let me know? That would be a much more streamlined way for me to help, but I have not been able to find someone running one.

    My thoughts are always with you.

  17. Hi Deb,
    Its so painful reading this and hearing what you went through, I couldn't help but cry - it sounds so terrifying and not knowing where your children were must have been the worst feeling.
    Its great you helped those children at the school, I hope things keep improving
    Your Bro


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