Oh my, I forgot Gilly is there too. I heard from Maz that she and Meg are safe but it is very devestating. I have been following it on CNN.
My prayers go out to all of them and we are thinking of each of you, Maz, Megs, and Gilly.
Hi guys...Thankyou so much for you thoughts and prayers.
I am ok, I am at the North of Australia where there has been major flooding I was helicoptered into the nursing home to work the past 5 days as all roads and the whole town of Ingham where I live is underwater. There has been limited food everywhere and millions and millions of dollars of demage.
Down south the death toll is now closer to 160 lifes due to the fires...They are continuing to find whole car loads and houses of families perished in these fires!! It is devestating, heartbreaking and the toll will continue before the fires are actually get put out!
I hope everyone from this site has been doing ok and again thankyou for your concern! gillxx
"Define the moment or....the moment will define you!"
im ok, im safe. heat exhaustion last week but doing better now. am devestated by the loss of life we are seeing... over 170 people killed in deliberately lit fires... 4 children found together in a burnt out car that tried to outrun the flames.. and failed.
entire townships and communities destroyed. nothing left. hospitals packed with burn victims- death toll rising steadily. and sadly. my Fibro is really playing up with the weather, as is my anxiety- seasonal mood disorder, the heat agitates and distresses me.
but im ok, i have my home, my belongings, my life- unlike so many fellow aussies right now. ive been off the board for a bit as im sick and needed to rest up so i can work full time. sinuses are rotting away and glandular fever.
im overwhelmed by everything right now. i have also done myself a back injury and am trying to deal with the pain from that.
thankyou for the concern and love- please keep the prayers for the Australian bushfire victims (and flooding) coming. they are needed so badly.
i cant wrap my head around what kind of person would intentionally light a fire, and then wait for it to be put out, only to RETURN and relight the same area. sick, sick sick.
love to you all,
CNN coverage of the fires and floods bring tears to my eyes.
You are all in my prayers and I would love to hear from Meg, I have heard she is ok, but if she checks in that would be great.
I know Maz you have been overwhelmed by all and with feeling ill and teaching in the extreme heat you are doing all you can to just hang on.
Gilly, I am so glad you are safe and praying for you.
Blessings to allKitt
Great post.............I agree, if there is anything we can do to help, let us know. I will check on line and see if any USA relief info is posted. Also I will continue to pray for all of you.
Last I heard Meg was OK. I am waiting to hear from her to but I know she is on a 3 week vacation.
This may reassure members that the USA is supporting Australia.
Gentle Hugs to All.
Post Edited (stkitt) : 2/11/2009 6:14:35 AM (GMT-7)
I read the same in the link above which has a good report of the relief effort from around the world..............
We truly are one family when tradgedy strikes.
R You packed yet?
it makes me proud to be an aussie.. we are so grateful for all the help, much is needed- but its amazing the way we pull together in times of crisis- i guess all countries have that in common. still have at least 80 people missing presumed dead, cant get in there as fires are still burning. our army is down there helping out as well. so death toll is 182 and at least another 80 expected... so sad.
thankyou all SO much from the bottom of my heart.
Thank you all.
I am so glad our HW members are safe, but my heart is heavy. I have lost a dear friend in the fires and my aunt is still missing, if you can, say a prayer for her. The fires are still burning and it's such a tragedy, but the people who have survived are being brave and amazing. Again, thanks for you care and love ((((everyone))))
Got your email just now and I am saddened at your loss and how afraid you must be for your Aunt. What a horrible thing to be happening in your life and all of the others in your country.
You have all of our prayers and we will be anxiously awaiting word on your Aunt.
I have had all of you on my mind and in my heart.
I am always amazed by how beautiful and caring our HW family is. Thank you Kitt, Frances and shedontwearsocks (welcome). I am meaning to get some sleep but have insomnia..
Wonderful news, my aunt is safe and in a community shelter. Phew. On to the process of grieving. Again, thanks and you are all restoring my faith in humanity. To think that most of these fires were lit by arsonists has kind of messed with my head, but HW is making me see that most people are really wonderful.
I am so happy your Aunt is safe. You have my deepest sympathy at the loss of your dear friend, Hannah. It is so hard to accept that this disaster was caused by arsons. I am extremely pleased to know you draw comfort from your HW Family.