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.
Pattern: Olabelhe Amelia's dress
Fabric: sheet from stash
I am not into bubble skirts but I didn't overdo the "bubble".
The little goodess loves it.
Cool and summery and girly with a bit of twirl.
Then daddy crashed the photo shoot.
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.