I watched the tragedy unfold on the news all day today whilst at work. The floods in Queensland are devastating. At the last count 8 people were killed including children and 72 are missing. It was horrible to witness a family trapped in a car and then being whisked away by the torrential water. I only pray that they are now safe and we didn't watch their demise. To all those affected by this my heart goes out to you and I hope that all Australians rally together in support of our northern neighbours. I recall in the Victorian fires that women bought and sent cross stitch kits to the families that lost all their belongings in a bid for them to start new heirlooms. I think crafters have the greatest hearts.
I pray the waters subside and the families can find each other and rebuild their lives. It is a lesson in gratitude and reminds me to be grateful for all the wonderful family and friends that I have, especially my sisters of the thread.
Everyone give your loved ones an extra special hug tonight and eat a huge gob of icecream just because you can.
On a lovely note though, congratulations to my parents Brian and Jeannie on their 41st wedding anniversary. They are celebrating this monumental event in Bali. Have a Pina Colada for me guys I love you very much.
xoxo Crafty Princess - Alicia