Thursday, February 12, 2009

A special moment amongst so much sadness and loss

As Victoria has burnt, so many tears have been shed.  I am so lucky that friends and family are safe and well.  I find myself watching the news, listening to the radio and reading the paper or internet to find out the latest news.  It is like you have to know but don't want to know.  You ask yourself if this is really happening!!!  I gets tears over the happy stories and the sad (of course).  The front of the paper is plastered each day with some smiling child who has lost parents or even their own lives.
I find that I am continually waiting for the wonderful stories amongst this mess.  This one is amazing.  A wild creature finding help from a human.  You really should read this story and take a moment to watch the video stream.  Makes me cry in the better way!
A personal wonderful moment comes all the way from Honduras.  Many years ago we had an exchange student from Central America.  She stayed a year and then went home... We basically lost touch for so many years.  Mum and Dad got a call out of the blue the other morning from her.  She was worried about us after seeing the fires plastered all over Honduran news!  She now has our email addresses and I hope this means we'll keep in touch more.  The family grows...

1 comment:

Mari said...

I rang my host parents too! What a horrible reason to reconnect!