Monday, May 2, 2011

Last one out - turn out the lights.

Yet another part of our life is moving away from the earthquake zone.  Kasey's* Nanna told me on Friday that they have a house to move to and will be leaving in a few weeks.  She has become such a regular part of our life and I was taken by surprise by how sad this made me.   
I really am tired of the loss. 
Sometimes it's little things like our fav. thai takeaway and yummy Christchurch water, but mostly it's the people. I am in no way critical of those who have chosen to move out of Christchurch.  It's just hard for those of us who stay to see yet another moving van driving down the street, another pile of discarded furniture on the footpath.  
And hard for our kids.  One of Zoe's closest friends left just after the earthquake and we have no idea where she moved to - and now Kasey too - I think it's going to be hard for Zoe.  Lots of families from kohanga left as well - and after seeing them nearly every day for years we didn't even get to say goodbye.  Some of them I will probably never see again. 
We are very grateful that no one we care about was killed in the earthquake and realise that the loss I am talking about is nothing compared to many, but it is still a loss.  
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart,
and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that
which has been your delight.
~Kahlil Gibran

1 comment:

Tashmica said...

I really love that quote. I'm sorry you have lost but I am grateful for your delight. Peace and Grace.