Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Life blessedly Ordinary


It is a really odd feeling
to be continuing on
in our "normal" everyday life
when so many people in this country
will not be living their normal lives for a long time to come.

But even as we do our washing and cooking, do our shopping,
play with our kids, sew and watch telly,
we are reminded of what is happening in other places everywhere we turn .

The TV, the paper, the internet,
conversations with friends...
all turn to the floods, the heartbreaking or inspiring stories, the clean up.

Today, amongst my average Sunday tasks,
I took a box of  clothes and toys to a collection point to donate to the flood victims.
Everywhere, families were walking in with boxes and bags
and explaining to their children what we were all doing.

It was overwhelming to consider the number of people all over Australia
donating money, fundraising, giving their time or goods,
even just cooking to take food to those working at the clean up...

I walked away crying- but in a really good way.

I have sewn and knitted the past few days.
But it feels odd to be living an ordinary life
when so many others can't.

Little Boozle 2011

Pattern: Olabelhe Amelia's dress
Fabric: sheet from stash

Little Boozle 2011

I am not into bubble skirts but I didn't overdo the "bubble".

Little Boozle 2011

The little goodess loves it.
Cool and summery and girly with a bit of twirl.

Little Boozle 2011

Then daddy crashed the photo shoot.

Little Boozle 2011

Little Boozle 2011

Little Boozle 2011

Little Boozle 2011

Yes, for most of us, life will go on.
But let's keep remembering to help those whose lives are going
to be so damn hard for the foreseeable future.


Nikki said...

I hear ya! Feeling the same here....

BTW - Love the family photo shoot and that is a seriously cute dress.

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

Very cute.
It is nice for the kids to understand what is happening and to be charitable too.

Tracy aka Mad Quilter said...

Gorgeous :D Al made me smile. You better start making him more so he can model too

Kylie said...

Feel the same here - love the photo shoot:)

Catherine said...

I have exactly the same sheet in my stash - it looks lovely as a dress (will file that away in my "one day" list!)