There are so many stories I could share. The parents swept away as they pushed their children to safety on their roof. The bravery of Jordan Rice as he told rescuers to save his brother first before he and his mother were swept away moments later, the pregnant mother who had her toddler torn from her arms by flood waters....
But there is a hopeful side too, for in the days afterwards Queenslanders came together in a big way. The mud army, the evacuation centres so overflowing with donations they had to turn donations away, people donating time, effort and money to help people back on their feet. This news article sums it up better than I can.
Image from Brisbane Times
We were blessed that none of our friends or families lost their lives in the floods. I thought about the events of last year today, as I sat in an office that had flooded. I'm thankful for so many things; that through the horrible events the good in people shone through, and that my family and friends are safe. Condolences to those who lost friends and family members in the floods last year. Saying a special prayer for them all tonight.
Onto lighter things, here's what I wore today. Kept it simple to try beat the heat.
Dress: Asos twist workwear dress
Necklace: Chanel via Reebonz
Bracelets: the usual
Shoes: Nine West
Bag: Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull
Closeup of the accessories:
Also got a small mention over at The Fashionoclast today as I took part in their Frivolous Friday challenge. Quite happy to be mentioned on such a great blog! Next challenge is bow ties - looking forward to it!
Make sure to let your loved ones know how much you care about them today and every day.