Blair - posted on 03/02/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
I just wanted to start a thread about how everyone has coped and how they are feeling post feb 22nd Christchurch Earthquake.
I will start on the 22nd my youngest daughter Payton (3yrs at the time) had just arrived home from a morning fulled with shopping for her 4th birthday party on the 27th feb. I was about to get us both some leftover Soup for our lunch but had heated Paytons up to much so left it on the bench to cool slightly so i put her on the couch to watch her favourate movie Toy Story while i go down to my bedroom and make a quick phonecall to my partner to see how his day was i had just started to dial when the house started shaking i tried to run down the hall into the lounge to get my daughter under the table but was thrown againist walls and door frames when i finally got to her she was shaking and very upset but not crying i quickly threw her under the table and grabbed our dogs who had just climbed back into there cage and dragged them under the table aswell i then threw myself onto my daughter until the shaking had stopped when i looked around i saw everything broken all over the place etc..... i was then stressing about my oldest daughter Rene who was still at school but i couldnt make it out of my driveway to get her felt trapped and afraid lucky enough for me one of my best friends picked my daughter up and brought her home and we ended up spending the night under the table eating camping food untill my partner could make it into town from the north island we are now all safe at my mum and dads house in the north island but we are still struggling with our demons and what we are going back to we have lots of friends who stayed in chch and we wish them all the best and hope everyone stays safe until my daughters and i build up enough courage to come back to chch.
im sorry for the long message but thats my story of what happened to me and my family on the day of the 6.3mag earthquake what your story?