Thursday, February 12, 2009
I have an aunt and uncle that live in Australia in Victoria state, which is where the wildfires are. I had emailed them the other day to see just how close the fires were to their home and to make sure they were ok. I got a response back this morning that they are ok and their home is still roughly 20km (or 15 miles) from the fires. She said that they are more under control now and starting to burn out. She also said that the community has really rallied together and everyone is supporting everyone and that listening to everyone's stories is simply amazing. Hopefully she will send me some of the stories so that I may share them with you all. It is nice that in the face of tragedy a community comes together to take care of one another. I am just praying for the families that lost loved ones or everything that they had. I am so thankful that my family is ok.