Sunday, June 7, 2009

A bit of perspective...

I just watched one of the saddest things I have ever seen. On 60 minutes tonight they interviewed victims of the Victorian bush fires. Darrin Gibson lost his wife and 3 children in what must be one of the most horrific ways imaginable. I can't bring myself to recount his exact story here, because I can't even bear to think about what he experienced and witnessed. So to think that he will have to relive the horror of that day, every day for the rest of his life, is unthinkable (not to mention that he also has to live with his own horrific injuries that resulted from the burns he sustained in the fire). How people can be strong enough to survive such things in life, I just do not know. So tonight I feel the need to say 'Thank you', for the fact that my family and everyone dear to me is safe. I also want to say a prayer for everyone who has suffered and who are still suffering, and to ask that the next time I grumble about being tired, or think that I have been hard done by in some way, that I put things in perspective and remember to be grateful for what I have.


  1. Thank you for giving me perspective today. I needed this. My heart aches for him and for the others. I am blessed today and it is riddling through my body as I respond here. Humbled, jana

  2. I saw the story too, and I'm haunted by it. It's horrific. Darrin Gibson was so courageous and generous to go on the show and share his story. I don't know how he goes on and his spirit must be so resilient. I found a website where his mates have an online auction to raise money for him -

    Thanks for giving things perspective. How lucky we are. xo