Bushfire, Drought, and Weather Calamities. How has it affected us?


    MARION DOWNIE. February 8, 2020 at 11:51 pm .

    I felt so helpless after reading what Catherine and Pamela wrote about the devastating fires they and their loved ones and friends, came through with their lives but were left with terrifying, memories and a fear of bushfires so deeply ingrained that they will never be forgotten. I have gladly given money for large bales of hay plus money as a general donation but I still feel the need to help in a physical manner knowing full well that I can never do that again.I hate the fact that illness and now age as well have taken my ability to physically assist others in times like this.I don’t like this feeling of uselessness, after being so fit all my life until illness intervened but I know this is my life now…..sometimes up and sometimes down….but still alive.🥀🌺🌿

    1. Catherine Evans
      Catherine Evans February 10, 2020 at 8:33 am .

      Hi Marion,
      Thank you for commenting and for your compassion and donations.

      That feeling of uselessness is something I’ve struggled with too. The scale of these fires has been so huge that I think this might be a feeling many of us share.

      But, as you said, we’re ‘still alive’ and that’s a blessing – even with life’s ups and downs 🙂

      I wish you joyous ups and many days when you feel useful! And I thank you for commenting and giving me the joy of connection.

      Catherine xo

      1. Marion J Downie
        Marion J Downie February 10, 2020 at 9:35 am .

        Thank you Catherine for replying to me I do hope your area has received some of the rain that has been falling. Marion.

        1. Catherine Evans
          Catherine Evans February 19, 2020 at 8:55 am .

          Oh, Marion, we have floods! Just minor here because the river breaks open to the ocean and the flood waters recede…but still, it’s crazy! I hope your weather has not been so crazy! Catherine xo

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