Ive deliberated whether or not to blog about last night. Swung too and fro- i dont like to make a personal tradgedy into fodder, just something else to blog about. But I decided in the end that I would write about it, it happenned, it affected me, it may help in some way to touch one of you and lead you to make a difference somewhere, in some small way.
Last night at book club we learnt that one of our members, an old firend of mine, had been touched by the tradgedy in Haiti. My friend is from NZ and her old friend and bridesmaid, also a New Zealander had been living in Haiti with her Haitian/french husband and her three small girls. She was at work when the quake struck and raced back to her home to find it collapsed to rubble and her three children and husband missing. She dug through the rubble herself and found her husband and one child dead and miraculously and thankfully her baby still alive, protected from the falling rooms by the bath and her father. Sadly her other child is still missing. The grief of this woman i cannot imagine. Having rescued oned and recovered just two family members she has vowed to stay until she finds her missing daughter.
So last night my friend brought to bookclub a birthday cake, iced in purple and decorated with the name Zanzie in silver sparkly cachous and the number 4 in jelly beans, as it was little Zanzies wish to have a purple cake on her 4th birthday which would have been on Monday gone. As this woman has lost everything in the earthquake, except her youngest daughter, she has asked my friend to send photos of last night to her in rememberance of her little girl.
Médecins Sans Frontières
Haiti Earthquake Sanson-Rejouis Family Fund