It seems like only yesterday that all our thoughts and prayers were going out to all those poor people in Australia, who were affected by the terrible flooding.
Now, we have another terrible situation over in New Zealand with the awful earthquake that they experienced. I realize that others have probably posted about this already, as I am a little behind at the moment, but I just had to mention it and send prayers to all those affected.
It was horrible watching all the images on the BBC news last night. The thing that really affected me was the interview they did with a mum whose daughter was trapped in the rubble of her office. This poor lady said that she was constantly ringing her daughter's mobile phone, in the hope that the rescuers would hear it ringing and that it would lead them to her beloved daughter. Oh dear, I can't even begin to imagine what that poor mum was going through. It certainly wasn't looking good, that's for sure.
Does anyone else feel a bit uneasy by all this twenty four hour news coverage of these terrible tragedies. It's always the bit when the reporter sticks his microphone up to someone's face and asks such inane questions, when they are suffering so much. Perhaps it's just me, but sometimes I do feel that they go over the top in the reporting of these horrific situations.
One of my favourite singers, Neil Diamond, is in New Zealand at the moment to perform three shows, and he has launched an immediate appeal for the earthquake relief. He has posted a link to donate to the New Zealand Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Appeal online.