Loss of dreams

A poignant reminder

While striding out this morning I saw this pretty little baby’s shoe lying in the gutter. I felt instantly sad … tears welled.

A reminder of the tragic loss of life from Tuesday’s earthquake in Christchurch. To date there have been 123 confirmed deaths … the names of six have so far been published. Two are babies.

In a few brief seconds, the dreams parents had for their lives are gone. They have been dealt the cruelest of blows.

We can accept death more easily when it’s in the natural order of things. It’s more difficult, unbelievably difficult, when death strikes the young. As a mother, my heart aches at their loss and I can only imagine the pain parents and families are having to endure.

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the community in Christchurch.

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