Most people who do not live in New Zealand are not familiar with New Zealand geography (understandably). Luckily, we live in Wellington, which is on the north island, and the huge earthquake was down in Christchurch, which is on the south island. Apparently you could feel it here in Wellington, but I most definitely did not. Instead, I watched the news for hours and hours, and thanked God that I do not live in Christchurch, and that my husband and baby are safe here in Wellington. In case you are not up with the news (not sure how much of this would be shown in the US anyway), there was a 6.3 magnitude earthquake, and there have been at least 65 confirmed dead so far. It's bad. Really bad. You can read about it here.
Central Christchurch in ruins after the earthquake. Source: Seraphim Realm.
Collapsed Building. Source: Seraphim Realm.
A crushed bus. Source: Getty Images
Extensive damage. Source: Getty Images.
So please keep your thoughts and prayers with all the people in Christchurch, New Zealand. And I will continue to be extremely thankful that my family is safe and sound in Wellington.