Broken hearts

Today is a week ago that I wrote about feeling at home.
These three words are stuck in my head right now, because the people in Queensland who are affected by the enormous flooding will not say this for a long time…
Even though the sun is shining there, 
the river is still rising higher, claiming everything in it’s path….
I couldn’t stop thinking yesterday about the mothers who have lost their children….
People died and more people are still missing….
Homes are being flooded with river water, possessions are floating around in it….
People are fleeing the area, waiting in rescue centres…..
It is happening on the other side of the world,
but since I started blogging with some ladies from Australia,
I feel connected with them in their grief and worries.
My thoughts go out to Natasha. A week ago she was saying that the water was in the Northern parts of Queensland, but I know that Brisbane, where she lives, is now flooded too… I hope you are safe!
So like my blog friend Jane, who lives in Tasmania, my thoughts and prayers are with the people who are affected. Please read Jane’s post so you can see how big the area is…. For people in Europe,
last week ‘it was bigger than France and Germany combined…’
And like Jane, I feel for A-M.
She had to leave her beloved home to safe herself and her boys,
 I will leave you with a link to her post; I’m glad they are safe…
And while I sit here typing in a country far away,
I feel even more grateful to still have a house
where I can feel at home…
Maureen
xx

12 thoughts on “Broken hearts

  1. Thisisme

    Maureen = I so agree with you. I have just written a little post to all my Australian followers. It is really terrible out there at the moment, and we can only pray that they are all safe. I have left you a little Award today over at my Blog. You deserve it!

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  2. Becca's Dirt

    Oh yes it is so terrible. I’ve been watching the news about this. The worst flooding in history there. Prayers for these people as they try to put pieces together.

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  3. It's me

    Ja vreselijk he??? ben ook zo benieuwd hoe het mat Natascha gaat…….en erg hoor voor het land……en iedereen…….ik leef zo met ze mee….kreeg vandaag nog een mooi magazine uit Tasmanie opgestuurd dubbel he??…..pfffff……liefs fijne avond van mij….

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  4. Miss Sew & So

    as an australian living on your side of the world…
    and as your dear friend…i just want to say thankyou for being aware M…
    it is nothing short of totally devestating…
    melissa xxxx

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  5. Miss Sew & So

    as an australian living on your side of the world…
    and as your dear friend…i just want to say thankyou for being aware M…
    it is nothing short of totally devestating…
    melissa xxxx

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  6. Miss Sew & So

    as an australian living on your side of the world…
    and as your dear friend…i just want to say thankyou for being aware M…
    it is nothing short of totally devestating…
    melissa xxxx

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  7. Jane

    Oh, Sweetie. You have such a big heart. They think the Brisbane River has peaked, slightly lower than anticipated, which is something at least. Now the clean-up and the recovery start. J x

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  8. Life in the Country Lane

    Hi Maureen. I have just been catching up on your blog – loved reading more about you (all of it!) and congrats on the award, you have a great blog. We are getting a lot of coverage on the tv about the flooding here in Australia and its nice to know they have the thoughts of overseas bloggers also. Our thoughts are with them all and the many stories of no milk and bread and many other supplies in certain areas, let alone no homes and losing loved ones. We can only hope for some good news and their safety. Thank you for posting about this and sharing your thoughts.
    Rebecca x

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  9. Belle Inspirations

    Thankyou so much for the support and well wishes you are sending, although I don’t have property in brisbane,we had a family business that was under threat, but was thankfully spared. I have grown up here and it’s truly devastating to see. Our hearts go out to the families affected, and it means so much that someone so far away is thinking of us, again thankyou for your thoughts and prayers xx

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  10. Natasha

    You are just so kind Maureen-thank you for your sweet messages of support and friendship. It is so comforting to know that the world is full of wonderful people like you! Please keep our country in your thoughts and prayers. We need it!

    Best wishes always,
    Natasha.

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