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Hope Faith & the Human Body

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Over the last 10 days its been a sobering and intense education at just how vulnerable our human bodies are to microscopic things we can’t even see…can’t prevent…can’t preempt & on occasions it’s feels we are helpless to do anything about it…

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But on the flip side, we are seeing also how amazing the human body is with what it ‘can’ handle, the way it does fight from within it’s tiny little cells, the way it reacts when it tries to protect itself & the amazing abilities it has to heal certain parts of it.

It’s been a really tough time watching people you care about greatly suffer when it is only the very start of their unexpected journey…but I have so much hope for their lives…hope in the prayers to our Lord & Saviour…hope in what’s to come…

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Hope Faith & the Human Body

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Survival in Devastation – International Women’s Day 2016

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Olivia Cruickshank & Abigail (Abbie) Cruickshank you are the women who inspire me more than my words can describe today on International Women’s Day.

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These two aren’t well-known feminists or strong political leaders or even keyboard warriors fighting for a greater world.

But when thinking about who I wanted to highlight today on International Women’s day, it was these two, Mother and daughter who inspire me…actually scrub that, they don’t just inspire me, they totally and utterly blow my mind!

Through a cataclysmic event, the personification of fierce Motherly protection for her daughter, fighting for her own survival through the most severe circumstances not once but 3 times, facing extreme odds, fierce determination and not one but two A-Mazing miracles both these women survived!

Through a cataclysmic event, the personification of fierce Motherly protection for her daughter, fighting for her own survival through the most severe circumstances not once but 3 times, facing extreme odds, fierce determination and not one but two A-Mazing miracles both these women survived!

Read their story in the links below, it blows me away every-single-time.


The mention of this little girl 2 years ago stuck in my mind the most from so many of the stories I read.

I didn’t know her name, I didn’t see her picture, I just heard or read it mentioned in one of the 100’s of things I absorbed over those few terrifying days.

With living in Wellington, but with a whole host of Family, Best friends and loved ones living in Christchurch, I was like a sponge and just tried to gather as much info as I could in the hours preceding the Christchurch Earthquake 22 February 2011.

This was one thing I could attempt to do, to help share what was relevant with them and keep them informed, as they were only getting patchy reports themselves with lack of power, internet, phone signals and being shut off.

All I heard were these snippets…

There were just a couple of reports at the time of:

“a man picking up a little girl from under her ‘deceased’ Mother & ‘running’ full speed with her in his arms all the way to the hospital”…

& then a hospital report that:

“their first patient to arrive through their doors that day was this man running in with her in his arms, handing her over, then he took off again”…

I don’t know why this two snippets, these two sentences of a wider report stuck with me the most, but this made me bawl my eyes out at the time, a huge torrential river bawl.

I remember searching weeks later on the internet to see if she had survived & was ok, but I just couldn’t find anything.

Exactly 2 years later, I was absolutely delighted to read this A-Mazing story of her survival, but then also the even more A-Mazing mind blowing survival of her Mother!!!

An almost unbelievably miracle, but miracle it most definitely was. (I bawled my eyes out even more again…and then some more…and then a whole lot more).

This is their story, the one I read a whole 2 years later that just blew my mind!

What I have written in my post today doesn’t do their stories justice, but Olivia Carville’s reporting on Stuff in the links below is one of the most inspiring stories I could every recommend you read.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8337075/Mothers-survival-against-the-odds?fb_ref=Default

About a white-sneakered lifeless foot protruding from a dirty blanket beneath a colossal brick and concrete column the “size of a two-seater couch”.

About a little girl, purple, bloodied, starved of oxygen and limp being run on foot at full speed through the devastated streets of Christchurch on a Human stretcher all the way to the Hospital.

This year for the 5 year anniversary Stuff did a follow-up on Olivia and Abbie and I was once again delighted to read that they were thriving and I cried a river yet again.

You can read about how they are doing now 5 years on.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch-earthquake-2011/77146793/from-the-archives-mum-daughters-survival-against-the-odds

Olivia and Abbie, you captured my thoughts 5 years ago and today I highlight and salute you both and your truly amazing Survival and Recovery for International Women’s Day.

Sending prayers out to the both, your family and your further recovery :-)

May your life be filled with much love, much laughter and much lasting memories xxoo


 

It’s International Women’s Day 2016 today, I’m linking up with the fabulous Lucy from Lulastic who is hosting a Blog Linkup feel free to post your link too.
NB: My post isn’t exactly in keeping with what most people write about for International Women’s Day, but it was what was on my heart :-)

Join the International Women’s Day #IWD16 linky here:
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Easter Sunday – present presence 

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“May you know the present presence of The Lord God Almighty & that you are loved beyond measure…yesterday…today…& forever”

That is the message that resonted with me this morning as we celebrate the day Jesus has risen Easter Sunday.

Its what I hope for each & everyone of you that reads this :-)

Love 

Wellington Chic x

  

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Remembering the Christchurch Earthquake – 22nd February

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Remembering this tragic day 4 years ago in Christchurch – 22 February 2011.

Thinking so much of all my Christchurch friends, family, loved ones and the people (past & present) of Christchurch even extra more today!

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I am always in awe of their ongoing strength they show through vulnerability, their perseverance through tragedy, loss and immense upheaval in their lives and the love that they share with all of those around them.

Always hopeful and excited for the future of Christchurch and all it’s amazing people, all what is to come and what they all will yet achieve.

Just seeing the amazing use of new technologies, giant leaps in building innovations, state of the art techniques and a city that will be punctuated with the memories and respect of old and what has been and the exciting future of the new makes me so proud of Christchurch.

I love you all and are sending virtual hugs to each of you.

Reading through some of the reporting today and remembrance captures my heart always.

But this story published 2 years ago and the initial mention of this little girl 4 years ago captured me probably the most out of all of the 100’s that I have read over the years:

Mother’s survival against the odds via stuff.co.nz

There were just a couple of reports at the time of a man (reported at the time) picking up the girl from under her ‘deceased’ Mother & ‘running’ full speed with her in his arms all the way to the hospital, & then a hospital report that their first patient was this man running in with her in his arms, then he took off again.

To me this just screams ‘acting on adrenaline and instinct’ – running full speed all the way from there to the hospital!.

Abbie was the the first person the hospital received with earthquake injuries that day.

Don’t know why this one stuck with me the most, but this made me bawl my eyes out at the time. I remember searching weeks latter on the internet to see if she had survived & was ok, but couldn’t find anything.

I was absolutely delighted to read a whole 2 years latter this amazing story of her survival!

To be able to read that it was hugely down to a man called Joe Roy and an Ashburton farmer and couple of boys on Skateboards + of course all of the medical team that recieved her….but then also the even more amazing survival of her Mother Olivia!!!

Unbelievably awesome miracle and they are two amazing stories of survival.
(I bawled my eyes out even more again).

Sending prayers out to the both of them for their further recovery & their families future :-)

Here is to the memories we hold today and what will come tomorrow.

Love WC xxx

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Sharing what I’m hearing from God – February 2014

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God in the City – He is with me wherever I go

I was reminded on Saturday morning that God is walking with me wherever I go…

In nature…

At home…

At Work…

At Church…

When I’m doing something wrong…

When I’m Blogging…

When I’m being a Mom…

When I’m Running…

When I’m laughing…

When I’m crying…

When I’m succeeding…

When I’m failing…

& even when I’m in Wellington stopped at the traffic lights in the City :-)

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