I made this heart for Valentines Day, but now I would like to dedicated to the bushfire sufferers in Victoria. My work colleague had lost his home in Kinglake. He and his dog are safe, thanks goodness. I cannot comprehend how much damaged the bushfires had caused.
No one can prepared for this kind of situation. If you were asked to pack a bag to escape the fires what would you take? Our whole life is in the homes, people were saying that you take your jewely and photos! For me I would take my quilts and something I can work on to calm my nerve.
I have received many emails and phone calls from families and friends in Australia and overseas to make sure that we are okay. This one email from Ingrid I would like to publish and share with you:
Good Morning Natima...I can't believe the scale of these fires...and it is scary when you say none of you is really safe!!! I think we all as a Nation want to help...but feel so helpless at the same time...makes me realize that it is not in our hands...and please, if you do need (God forbid) to evacuate Victoria know that there is a space here for you if you have to travel up to NSW to escape it all...
Myny thanks to all, I really do appreciated your concern and offered us a place if we needed. I am a lucky one and like you I would like to offer my help, but feel so helpless. I would wait to give help directly to our colleague who had lost his house. There is going to be a collection for him here at my work.