‘I saw my mum and I was so happy’-Kezia, 11, Kaiapoi Borough School

On the 22nd of February we had the 6.3 earthquake. I was at school and it was lunch time. My sister was at the library. I was sad because I couldnʼt find my sister. But I did. When I found her I was so happy. Then the whole school went to the hall then we had an after shock. I saw my mum and I was so happy. Then we went to my Nanaʼs house. We felt some more after shocks. At 5:30pm we went to my house because we were going to have tea. then me and my sisters were sleeping in the lounge for a while. My dad was in town for a week. I was scared. When we had the after shock I was really scared. I did go out side for a wee while because I was scared so I was saying to Mum “Can you please go outside with me because I am scared?” When she went outside with me I felt better and went outside. My little sister was the same. Me and my 2 little sisters were worried about my big sister in town. My dad was in town looking for my sister. She was by a shell garage and she was really scared. After that we were okay so that was the main thing. By

One Response to “‘I saw my mum and I was so happy’-Kezia, 11, Kaiapoi Borough School”

  1. Ella says:

    Hello Kezia

    That was certainly a bad day you had in February. You certainly went through a lot and it sounds as though it was pretty horrible.

    What strikes me is how many people realised how much they loved each other and how many people helped each other out on the day and thereafter.

    I am impressed that you were able to write on here what is was like for you and to be honest about your feelings.

    I really hope things have improved for you and that you are all safe and well. Those of us far away think of you so much and are trying to assist the best we can.

    Please send my best wishes to your family and friends and school. Taks care of yourself.
    From Ella in Auckland.

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