This week’s traumatic earthquake in New Zealand really moved my heart.
I don’t watch much Television at all, and so it was a Skype note from a friend in Australia that alerted me to this fact a day after the tragedy struck the beautiful town of Christchurch.
As I switched on the TV to catch the news clip, I was overcome with sadness as I watched a dad frantically talking to his child by cellphone and reassuring them that they are going to find them even though they were buried in a classroom deep below tons of rubble.
Man, I wanted to jump through the screen and begin digging myself! How would I be feeling if that were my child stuck deep beneath the surface and what would I say to my daughter or son if I only had that small moment before the phone cut off.
The scenes changed on the screen and went across to the buildings that had been devastated. One landmark Chapel that is one of the main tourist attractions kept on getting huge attention and airtime and another Historic Accommodation Lodge was completely flattened and the owners were obviously devastated.
I don’t for one minute say that I too wouldn’t be devastated if my Historic building or Tourist attraction were destroyed, but friends – my heart kept on aching inside of me for that dad … and all the other parents who had to patiently wait and see if their little one’s would emerge safely from the debris.
When all is said and done, we spend so much of our time and effort on things that really do not matter! We go to jobs to make money to build homes and buy cars ….and o, yes…. to take care of our loves ones. Often the families and relationships are just tagged on at the end – or used as an “ excuse” for long office hours and extra nights away on trips.
If you want to know what really matters to you ~ have a look at your calendar and your Chequebook …they never lie!
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