Thank you for the links to the close up video..it was so emotional it had me crying..I'm really thinking of Hayley and everyone in NZ, particularly Chch today.. not sure how much I'll be able to concentrate on my coursework which needs to be completed really soon..can't stop thinking about NZ and Japan atm.. thanks again for the videos..
best wishes Sing
“The only time success occurs before work is in the dictionary." "Embrace the thing that makes you, you. Embrace the thing that makes you unique, work as hard as possible and be nice to people." Josh Groban Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you respond to it
The memorial service has just ended - didn't know whether or not I would have the energy to stay up to watch - had a long and busy day, but I'm so glad I did. Hayley was amazing and so too was everyone else taking part.
I even enjoyed the speeches - I'm not usually a 'speech' person but the feeling of unity amongst New Zealanders was overwhelming. The most moving aspect for me came towards the end when they showed a video dedicated to all the professionals; volunteers and supporters who were faced with the horrific task of looking for survivors and those not so lucky following the devastating earthquake on February 22nd which received a continuous standing ovation.
Much of Christchurch may have been destroyed and true, the city will never be the same again, its people, I feel will be stronger for it and I'm sure Hayley will look back and be happy that she did her bit and did it with grace, compassion and strength.