Sunday, March 6, 2011

Our hearts are with you

It has now been well over a week since the devastating Christchurch earthquake hit and the people who live there, are still very much on our minds every day.
Thankfully my husbands brother and family who live down there, are all safe and my heart and love goes out to those that were not so lucky.
It is wonderful to see the way our small country has banded together and all trying to help out where we can.
May you take comfort in knowing that the hearts and prayers of the entire Country are with you.

In joy or sadness flowers are our constant friend ~ Kozuko Okakura

A little Shasta daisy growing in my garden ~

Thanks for dropping by and visiting me and to new followers
Wishing you all a wonderful, happy and peaceful weekend


  1. Oh that is lovely Carolyn. The results of the quake are just so shocking and horrendous, quite hard to believe really. Such a lot of really terrible things are happening.

    I do like the daisies.

  2. Dear Carolyn,
    yes our hearts are with all the people affected in Christchurch,
    I am happy for you, that your family is ok, dear.
    The quote, is so right,- in joy-and sadness- flowers are there ...
    Wish you a lovely sunday, dear.

  3. We are praying for all the people in Christchurch.

    The world is one country and all mankind its citizens.

  4. Hi Carolyn, so glad you and your family are all ok. Thoughts and prayers to all those affected by such a horrific disaster. Happy week-end, nice to catch up with your blog again, hugs Robyn.

  5. Derar Carolyn...i don't know what happenend in Christchurch...shame on me ...but i have looked at the for the second time !! i do not look television much and we have no newspaper.....but i will pray for all that peoople their on the other site of the world.....and i am happy that your family is ok....happy sunday and blessings from

  6. It was a horrible earthquake, have guessed that you live some distance away. I have read about it in our newspapers.
    All my best to you

  7. Dar Carolyn,
    The people of CHCH have forever been in my thoughts over the past week.
    I am so glad to hear that no one close to you has been affected. It seems unreal the events over the last little while....I wish them all healing and hope.

  8. Precious Carolyn,

    First of all, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words and visit. Yesterday we had such a wonderful celebration and intend to celebrate again today before the work week starts with its pressures. Yes, my heart goes out to those in CHCH and may our prayers reach the heavens. It is an awful feeling to be so far and not be able to lend a physical hand, but let your commarades know that we care and hope for their recovery. Blessings to you and yours, and keep safe, happy and full of love....Anita

  9. Lovely post, darling.

    Hope you have a relaxing Sunday!


  10. I'm glad your husband's relatives are safe and well! I've visited Christchurch in the past so my heart does go out to all that have been affected by the quake. Gorgeous daisy by the way. Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

  11. What a lovely post Carolyn. I am so glad your husband's brother and his family are safe.


  12. Hello sweet Carolyn,

    A blessing your brother-in-law and family are safe.

    We must all stop and count our blessings.

    I hope you have a wonderful week!

    Love and hugs,

  13. Dear Carolyn, my family, friends and I are praying for all the people who have been affected by the earthquake. However, we have heard that New Zealanders are very strong people and they will overcome this terribly tragedy.

    Pat xx

  14. Hi Carolyn,
    They have been in my prayers and thoughts also. I am so sad for all the devastation and loss in Christchurch. So thankful to hear that your family is safe.
    sending love your way...

  15. I am incredibly relieved that your family is alright. I keep hearing the numbers rise while my heart continues to sink. I live in an earthquake zone, so I live with constant worry. Prayers to those in Christchurch.

  16. Yes Carolyn,
    My prayers are with the people of Christchurch too! So glad to hear that your relatives are alright!! Beautiful quote and daisy you share. Flowers have a magical power to spread joy and healing.


  17. Dear Carolyn,

    In Holland our hearts are with the people in Christchurch as well. Such a horrible thing to happen. I am glad your family is ok!

    Wish you a happy new week!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

  18. It's difficult to imagine this horrible disaster happened there. We haven't got here those kind of experiences ever.
    Your relatives are in safe and that's great. Many people haven't been as lucky, so sad.

  19. My heart goes out to all those effected by the disaster...your in my prayers. That was a beautiful post Carolyn...hugs, Jennifer

  20. I love your sympathetic heart, Carolyn.
    Thank you for reminding us to remember the tragedy that others go through, and to keep them in our thoughts and prayers.
    Many hugs to you.

  21. Sometimes Nature is very cruel
    I am happy for you and your family
    and I pray for the victims

  22. God bless you and your country.

    Carolyn, We were thinking about you when we heard of this earthquake.

    I'm without words.
    Such destruction.

  23. My heart goes out to everyone who was effected by that devastating earthquake. I'm so glad that your family made it through safely, Carolyn.

  24. Dear Caroln, I'm glad to hear that your brother in law and his family are safe. It must be very, very scary when you hear about an earhquake and you have family in that area. I'm so sorry for all the people who are infected by that terrible disaster.
    Hugs to you,

  25. Lovely post!!! I'm so glad your family is ok! Thanks so much for your sweet comment, Carolyn! Hope you have a great start of the new week :)

    Hugs, Kristin

  26. Wonderful to hear that you and your family and friends are safe. I haver read about the disaster in Christchurc in newspapers and seen pictures of it in TV. Hugs and blessings.


  27. daisy is always my favorite flower. daisy days are lovely!



  28. Dearest Carolyn - I'm so happy, too, that your family wasn't harmed by the earthquake! We saw terrible pictures in tv and newspapers - and one of my first thoughts was "Where in NZ is Carolyn living!?!"
    Oh and I saw your photos of Piccadilly Circus - that's a wonderful reminiscence for me because we had a lovely time there last year!
    Warm hugs from Traude

  29. Oh sweet prayers are with your sweet country! Sending you some Monday love. I can't wait until my flowers are out. xoxoxo

  30. All my love with people that are suffering. Kisses from Spain.

  31. So glad all yr relatives are OK.

    So dreadful for all those bereaved.

    Lovely daisy - cheers us up!


    XOXO Lola & Nora:)

  32. Aww, this is beautiful !!
    I love it !! ♥


    ...OH MY VOGUE !

  33. it was terrible!!!! can't imagine the pain!
    Happy week,

  34. Beautiful post Carolyn. Mother Nature can wreak such havoc on our little lives. I am so sorry for the victims of the devastation.

  35. Lovely! It is so hard to watch large numbers of our neighbors go through these things!Your flowers are lovely too!
    Hugs, Lisa

  36. Yes, Carolyn, we're all affected by something as devastating as this. My prayers are with them.
    So glad your family members are safe.
    Big hug

  37. Dear Carolyn
    I am happy for you, that your family is ok.

  38. Lovely, heart touching post, Carolyn.
    Have a wonderful Wednesday, I am still enjoying my Tuesday evening xxxx

  39. Hi Caroyln,
    I live in a place where we get a lot of quakes...None that have caused much damage, well that I've live through anyway, but I know how scary they are...Glad to hear your family is okay...Sending my prayers out to all affected.

    Just wanted to stop by and thank you for your sweet birthday wishes. They made my day that much more special. Thank you my dear friend. Take care.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  40. My prayers for everyone. Such sadness and sorrow throughout the world.
    xx, shell


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