The significance of February the 22nd is that it is the second anniversary of the day that changed and ended lives. Today in remembrance of this sad and fateful day we will be having our parents come over for a shared lunch and we shall be having a moment of silence at 12:51, the same time that the quake hit us, to remember the earthquake that changed our lives forever.
I was in the cybrary that day, reading a book. I heard a rumbling and the floor starting heaving. The lights were crashing down from the ceiling and the books were jumping off the shelves. It was terrifying.
Since then, we have achieved lots of creative and exciting things, my favourite being the Restart centre. People in Christchurch have changed. We have come together and become more of a community. Life was very hard in those first few months but we are trying hard to make things better.
My hope for Christchurch is that we will have more green areas and parks around town and for the Restart centre to remain open to the public and maybe even get enlarged. I also hope for the Christchurch Cathedral to be restored to it’s former glory before the quake.
Stay strong Christchurch!