All posts tagged: Earthquakes

The day the earth shook

Four years ago today the earth shook beneath us for a second and more devastating time. The first time was September 4th 2010 (which was felt more keenly in my neck of the woods) and then again on February 22nd 2011. Christchurch was rocked, shaken, split apart, and reconstructed as a result. Communities were dissolved and destroyed. People and families were torn apart. It was and still is a shocking event for us. Which led me to think about change. As a mother this happens constantly and I forget. I forget that the phase one of my children is in is just that – a phase (or a “critical phase” as Teacher Tom says). I always feel that this is it and I will always have to deal with this developmental moment forever and I despair, get frustrated and struggle. But then a month later it’s different. So here is a reminder to myself: Change is constant. Change is constant. Change is constant. Drum it into my head! It happens slowly and quickly (and both …