Christchurch, NZ was devestated by an earthquake this week. My cousin and his wife were there. They work for the federal government at McMurdo in Anarctica and were on their way home after being deployed for the past 6 months. We have cried and fretted for 3 days not knowing if they would get home. Thank God for email. They were able to give us a few updates and we knew when the airport had opened and the flights were again resuming service. He and his wife had just left the square after having lunch when the quake started and the church tower toppled onto THAT square. They took turns sleeping at 2 hour intervals during all the after shocks, as buildings were still falling. The Red Cross distributed food and water.........what would the world do without the Red Cross ?! It took them 36 hours from the time they walked to the airport til they arrived home at 3AM today. There are still hearty American souls stuck at McMurdo trying to get home before the anarctic winter begins. If you are so inclined remember all of those in this tragedy when you say your prayers today.
I made this card for my cousin Jim and his wife Annie..... We thank the good Lord that they are home.
Date: Friday, February 25, 2011 GMT Views: 1717
Registered: September 18, 2006 Location: SingStampShine, Florida Posts: 53338
Fri, Feb 25, 2011 @ 5:28 AM
Your lovely Asian card is perfect for today's challenge. Love the gorgeous orchid and dangling charm! Prayers of gratitude for your cousins safety and safe return. More for the rest who are still enduring there. Your post made it personal and pertinent, even from all the way around the world.
Registered: March 20, 2005 Location: Butler, PA Posts: 75680
Fri, Feb 25, 2011 @ 5:53 AM
Oh my, reality comes to visit today as I read your story. I am so blessed and there are people all over the world who are suffering. Prayers of gratitude for the safety of your relatives. They will treasure this gorgeous card.
What if you woke up today
and only had what you
thanked God for yesterday?
Registered: May 10, 2006 Location: Westminster, CO Posts: 23061
Fri, Feb 25, 2011 @ 5:58 AM
Lovely! Great ribbon treatment!
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~Leo Buscaglia
Registered: August 18, 2008 Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK Posts: 32181
Fri, Feb 25, 2011 @ 6:03 AM
Oh, Tina, thank God that they are home safely and may he help the others reach their homes safely too! You've made the most amazing card for them - the image, the charm, the gold pearls and the stamped bg all work together so wonderfully towards the theme.