Monday, February 9, 2009

Heartache

It was with a sad heart that late last evening I read online of the devastation that has happened in Australia. It all seems so surreal. I felt this way a few short years ago when a wildfire struck where we were living. I thought that the firestorm that raged through Kelowna in 2003 was horrible. It pales in comparison to the tragedy of what has happened in Australia. I'm filled with heartache over the losses and I'm trying to decide on the best way to help. We really are living in a global village - something I understand more clearly since joining the blog world. I'm concerned about the many friends I've made. I'm also uplifted to read on the Australian blogs I frequent, of concrete ways to give aid. Helping will not change what has happened, but perhaps it will lessen the heartache.


*** Here's a link (thanks Nikki!) which details a lovely idea to provide some comfort to the children surviving the bushfire. You can put your sewing talents to use or even purchase the paks that are to be distributed to the children. This means that even those of us from other parts of the world can reach out in a tangible way to help the smallest victims of this tragedy.

10 comments:

  1. Thankyou for your concern for the devastation in Australia. The toll is now 173. If you check out this site: http://curlypops.blogspot.com you will find ways to help. Thankyou Cherrie

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  2. I have just posted a couple of links on my blog that will take you to a number of ways you or your readers could help. Cherrie

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  3. As a fellow Aussie, living in the US with family in Aussie I felt sick when my mum phoned to tell me. I think you'll find that a number of people are using the Australian Red Cross to give.

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  4. Just dropping by to thank you so much for this post!
    The world isn't really that big is it? Take care.

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  5. Not only does your soul create beauty, but your heart beats with compassion......

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  6. Thank you so much, Katherine. You really are a kind soul.
    xxn

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  7. Thanks for the link Katherine! The crafting blogging-community is pretty amazing!!

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  8. Hi Katherine!
    Today I've just write a post about that tragedy!
    I've also linked to Nikki and Monica but don't know how to put that button on my blog :(

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  9. i love your little hearts. they are so so sweet.

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