Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My thoughts & prayers go out to our friends in Australia

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of our Australian friends. The suffering, loss of life, and destruction due to the wildfires is almost incomprehensible.


(photo by Mark Parden, AP)

Firefighter David Tree offers water to an injured koala. You can click here to read about this touching photo. May God bless and protect all firefighters, wherever their work takes them. They are true heroes.


Donna

20 comments:

Esther said...

Thanks for your thoughts. I don't live in Victoria but it's all over the news everyday and we are all just shocked and devastated. It makes it more clear when you see the photos and read the stories of the poor people who got caught in it. I realised today why we were only seeing the same photos of victims everywhere...they lost everything. One girl who lost her parents said she has no photos at all of them because they were all burned up.

It's like a war zone...dead bodies just lying on the sides of the road and whole families found dead in their cars. Horrible. I get so emotional when I see the news but it's like 9/11.. I just have to keep watching it to help process and understand it.

Starry said...

Hi, my name is Starry and I took my first look at your blog through EdieMarie's Attic. As an Australian and someone who has family living in the fire zone it is lovely to know that people aroung the world care and are aware of what is happening. I am very happy to have heard from my brother last night, it had been some days since we were able to make contact, his partner had evacuated and my brother who had gone to cut the grass at their other property was cut off by the fire, thank goodness all are safe and sound for now. The past few days not knowing was just the worst, as you can imagine.
Thank you so much for your prayers, it is wonderful how blogging makes the world much smaller and cosier.
my best wishes to you, Starry

Tracey said...

I couldn't agree more. That photo is so touching. I'll make sure we say prayers for all who are affected by this great tragedy. Fire is so devastating... it takes so long for the land to recover. So,,"May God be with all those in Austrailia.. human and animal and protect and watch over them".. blessings to all.

Cynthia said...

It has been very hard to watch on TV and even harder to think it may have been arson. My heart goes out to Australia. Cindy

vintagewindow said...

Donna, Thanks for posting about this horrific news. My heart also goes out to the families in Australia. What a sad loss of lives and homes.

Kris

Kim's Cottage said...

Oh, the devastation is unfathomable. It's hard to comprehend how or why someone would do that. Unbelievable.

My heart goes out to all our Aussie friends.


K-

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Donna; AWW what a very touching photo. You know, every where you go Firefighters are all the same, kind caring and fearless. Bless them all. I will be praying for all those affected by the awful fires.

Hugs;
Alaura

Claudia said...

Thank you so much,Donna, for this post and the poignant link about the koalas. Brings tears to my eyes. I can't imagine how devastating the pain and loss are for Australia. My heart goes out to them.

Shabby Chick said...

Hi Donna

I feel the same about Australia, it's just unbelieveable how bad it has been and that the fires were started on purpose just makes it even worse.

Thanks so much for your comment and for visiting my blog by the way, I've just been enjoying your prisms and rainbows, they are lovely :)

mel xxx

Glenda said...

It's always the innocent the suffer.

Ciao

MaygreenFairies said...

What a wonderful touching photo! It is so sad and frightening what is happening there, my thoughts are with them also. Mandy x

Tomarie said...

I wanted to come here and thank you for the sweet sweet things you said about our cabin over at Laurie's! You really know how to make a girl feel special! :-)
It was truly appreciated! L~

cargol said...

Such a touching photo!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Amen! This is such a horrible disaster, and I am praying for everyone involved. laurie

Michelle said...

Oh Donna (ohhhhh Donnnna, I digress) I saw this on the news yesterday. Those fires are just a tragedy!! I pray for all those affected by this devastation in Australia. This photo was just SO sweet I wanted to cry. That Koala and fireman look like they're holding hands. *sniffle, sniffle*

Michelle said...

Oh Donna, (ohhhhhh Donnnnna, I digress), I saw this photo on the news here yesterday. It's such a terrible, terrible tragedy about the wildfires in Australia. I am going to pray for anyone (that includes animals) affected by the fires. :( This photo is just adorable. The Koala and fireman look like they're holding hands. *sniffle*

Tea and Margaritas in My Garden said...

Been praying for the people slammed with this horror.
What a sad touching picture.

tea
xo

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

This was so terrible, my heart breaks seeing the devastation this has brought on to so many precious people and animals.

Deb said...

This photo was in our newspaper this morning and tugged at my heart! Thank you for the link Donna.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It's so sad and even more so because it was caused by arson. I'm praying for all the families involved.