Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Postings Paused

I'm so sorry I haven't posted for so long. We've had a busy and dismal two weeks up here in QLD.

On the 1/3/09 a friend of ours died of a heart attack while playing squash. It's been such a shock! He's left behind 4 children, all of whom are now orphans, as their mother died in late 2007 with a brain tumor. The oldest has just had her first baby and was going to be married next month! The youngest has only just started high school. He and his big sister, who is a very good friend of mine, are going to boarding school near their Grandmother, who is also a great friend. His oldest son has taken it the hardest (besides his mother). He's the first of 5 brothers and sisters to die. It's so hard when you know all the family left behind as well as the person who has passed away. I'm so glad we're all SDA's and know the truth about death! I still can't believe he's gone though. It hit home a little yesterday after seeing his coffin, but other than that, it still doesn't feel real!

Also, if you haven't heard, cyclone Hamish has just passed by our doorstep without too much damage. Of course, we know cyclones are unpredictable, so are still on cyclone watch! One year it actually came in from the coast up the river and destroyed our town! I wasn't here at the time but have heard the stories from the people who were. Very scary! We got some wind, but no rain, and usually we always get rain, so it just goes to prove how far away it really is, hopefully! Here's crossing fingers that it dissipates before reaching Harvey Bay!

Anyway, with the above things happening, I have had no time whatsoever to do anything crafty, and I'm sorry about that, as I love showing you things and seeing your comments!
Soon things will get back to normal and then I'll start crafting and posting again, promise!
I'll leave you with a very cute picture I found the other day.


clare said...

So sorry about the bad news . Take care .
clares craftroom

Robyn said...

Manda, me too!
You take care and plod along and know that you and your family and friends are in my prayers.
Robyn xx

3rdEyeMuse said...

my heart goes out to you and the family of your friend. will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.