Tuesday 22nd was like any other day. I was just finishing getting dressed when my partner came in to inform me that Christchurch have had a 6.3 earthquake. I immediately rang my mum and thankfully she was okay but she sounded very distraught. She was at home when it struck and managed to avoid a cupboard falling on her.
I was in tears for most of the day. Watching the live footage on t.v I just couldn't believe the devastation that my beloved home town had become and the casualties kept rising. Most of my family live in Christchurch and throughout the day heard word of their safety.
As of today there are 113 dead and many more still missing. My heart goes out to the families who have lost loved ones. So very sad.