Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My Heart is Flooded


Forgive me my friends. My city is bracing for the worst floods in over 30 years. People are dead. Children are dead. The waters are rising. I cannot think right now. It is terrible terrible times. If you are out there and have been affected by these horrendous events I am thinking of you. Stay strong. We can rebuild.

106 comments:

  1. Yes it is so terrible. I went through the 1974 floods in Bulimba and my brother still lives there. I never thought I would see another flood of that magnitude again.
    It is so wide spread and it is hard to wrap your head around it all.
    Are you moving your stock? Or waiting to see?

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  2. Dearest Simone,
    I have been wondering how you were doing! I knew you lived in Brisbane and have heard about the flooding.
    Please keep safe. I will hold you and your family, friends, neighbours and all in Brisbane in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love and warm hugs from Laura in Ontario, Canada.

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  3. I have not heard of any news like that...Could the states be that isolated? ((HUGS)) to u and your family...U will get thru this Simone.

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  4. Oh darling! *hugs* I just saw this in the news yesterday. *hugs* Stay strong and be safe.

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  5. I'm so sorry. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

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  6. I was thinking of you & other Brissie bloggers today as I watched the shocking reports of this terrible tragedy unfolding. I am down on the Gold Coast & if there is any way I can help out if you are affected or anyone you know , please , please dont hesitate to ask. I would do whatever I can. I dont think I can sleep tonight worrying what images I will wake up to in the morning.
    Warmest Regards
    Karyn x

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  7. Dear Simone, I watched the floods in TV and I thought of you. It´s terrible. I hope you and your family are well.

    With all my love, I´ll be thinking of you. Ana

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  8. Oh no my friend...I will be praying for all. xoxoxo

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  9. My heart breaks for you all ... please stay safe.

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  10. We are praying for all of you...

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  11. oh how terrible. sending hope and prayers your way.

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  12. sending lots of thoughts to you and those affected by the floods. we are thinking of you in canada...

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  13. Simone, I've popped into your blog every now and then (love it - thanks so much for sharing your crafty and vintage bits and pieces) - been a bit of a lurker, but wanted to stop in and say that I've got my fingers and toes crossed for the rain to stop. Keep safe & stay strong, our thoughts and prayers are with you all in Queensland. Alison xx

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  14. My heart is aching for all of you, all of it. The lives lost, the lives in shambles and the animals. Prayers to our beloved friend Australia.

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  15. Watching all the news on TV and thinking of all you Queenslanders at this terrible moment in your history. And especially the three Brisbane Bloggers I follow. You are all being so brave.

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  16. We have seen this tragedy in the news! I send you a big hug from Argentina.

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  17. My thought are with you and all of your countrymen.

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  18. my heart goes out to you and so many..prayers for strength!

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  19. I am praying for you and your family and friends. What a heartbreaking disaster for so many people. Do your best to stay safe!
    ☺ Celeste

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  20. Our prayers are with you all~Blessings Kim

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  21. My thoughts and prayers are with you all! xo Samantha

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  22. I was just reading about the floods in Australia. Sending prayers your way.

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  23. as australians soo far away Simone- this is just heart breaking....
    we are all thinking of the people affected back home...

    melissa x

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  24. Hey! I've been thinking of you a lot lately. Every evening we see those terrible floods in Australia and you weren't posting for so long, I thought, what's wrong there? I've heard on the radio just now that the flood is even getting nearer to Brisbane by now. I hope things get better soon. There were floods here in Belgium too, mostly in the Ardens but nothing compared to what's happening in Australia. I hope you are all right and things get better soon for everyone in Australia.
    Bye,
    Marian

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  25. Prayers for you and all who are affected by the floods! Stay safe!

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  26. Prayers going out to all affected by these floods. As a life resident of the Texas Gulf Coast, I know what devestation and heartbreak caused by mother nature. May God mend the broken hearted and give strength to all.

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  27. I have just been reading about it this morning. My heart and prayers are with you.

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  28. I am so sorry. Praying for you and your country.
    Debbie

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  29. oh honey, I will be thinking of you. I pray you stay safe...is there anything we can do for you? email me if I can be of some help?

    my friendship-melody

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  30. I will be praying for you and all those involved in this terrible disaster! Prays are coming from all over the world.. If we can help, let us know!
    Mechelle

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  31. Saying prayers and sending them your way.

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  32. Our thoughts are with all of you right now. Sending love and hope from the UK xxx

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  33. I want to encourage all of you. Best wishes from Spain!

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  34. Fique firme...tudo irá passar.
    Sinto muito por todos vocês.
    Força e esperança!
    O sol voltará.
    Sinceramente, Norma - RJ - BRASIL

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  35. simone...you, your family and region are in my heart. we saw the horrific photos! safety, peace and strength to you!

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  36. I was just reading about the floods and devastation you are facing in Brisbane and the surrounding areas... My heart cries...
    Yes, buildings can be rebuilt...but the loss of loved ones is devastating. My prayers are with all who are affected...
    Be strong,
    Jane

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  37. My prayers are with you and your country on this terrible flood. I have been through this before where I live, and it is terrible, but we do rebuild, and become stronger!

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  38. I am so sorry....please be safe and hope all of you loved ones will be OK.....

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  39. We are all thinking of you Queensland. There will be an end to this devestation. xx

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  40. Terrible, isn't it...I never thought I would 'prefer' a massive earthquake, but after seeing what is happening in Brisbane, I think I do.

    Take care and keep safe!

    xx Karen

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  41. Thinking of your country and praying for your people. I love your blog and just recently found it. My brother recently moved to OZ from UK and I hope will be able to help many many people through www.capaust.org
    Wishing you the best, strenght to get through this and joy amidst a lot of sorrow.

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  42. dear simonne!...my heart and my love with you all !!!!!!!!!

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  43. I just read about this...take care of yourself and your family!! My thoughts are with you....stay safe.

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  44. I am so sorry. I have been praying for you and the people affected by this. My heart goes out to you.

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  45. Hang in there! I hope everythign is ok! :-(

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  46. The tradgedy is just unspeakable. I hope your family stays safe. X

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  47. A lot of us are raising money, although I wish we didnt have to...so sorry

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  48. Oh Simone, our payers are with you, your family and all Queenslanders. Thinking of you and stay safe. x

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  49. oh dear, is your place flooded? I know you are right on the river, stay safe, tomorrow it will peak. Our family are in Toowoomba Brisbane Ipswich and Bundaberg where it flooded at xmas, thinking of you:)

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  50. Simone I have not stopped thinking of my good Australian blog friends and praying for your safety during this horrible time. I will continue to pray for you all and when you are able please do let us know how you are all doing.
    God bless and keep you...
    Tina xo

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  51. Stay strong my friend and we will all be hoping and praying for you. Stay very, very safe. Mel xxx

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  52. Hey Simone, Stay strong sweetie..you have such a gentle heart. We will get through this...my love to all your family and megan and tracy and families too. cheers Katherine xxx

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  53. Dear Simone....stay safe...
    I am thinking of you & all others affected..

    xx andrea

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  54. Simone....my heart, my thoughts and my prayers are with you at this time. I am so sorry for what is happeningin your beautiful country right now. Your emails each day are such a blessing to me and I just hate to see what you are going thru right now. But I know you have you faith and the stregth to face this and I also know that all of your followers will be with you in thoght.

    Sally
    xxxxxxxxx

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  55. My prayers are with you. I saw this on our news today and wondered about you.
    Be safe and take care. Please keep me updated when you can!
    God's blessings to you my friend.

    Melinda

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  56. Yes it is so terrible. I have been following on the news. I hope your family are safe and sound. I cannot image what some people are going through, those that have lost their homes and that have lost a loved one.. so devasting. The main thing is to stay calm and stay safe. Material things can be replaced. My thought and prayers are with you too. take care, Maryann

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  57. So, so very devastating! My heart and thoughts are with everyone at this terrible time xox

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  58. Simone watching the tv I can only look on in disbelief that such a tragic chain of events can happen in our beautiful country.
    My heart bleeds for those who have lost family. So, so sad
    Alison

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  59. I know how you feel. My own City of Rockhampton has been devastated and all we can do now is watch as the south of QLD goes through the same. At least we have had no loss of human life here. My prayers and thoughts are with you all!

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  60. Oh Simone,

    Praying for everyone in Australia.
    Marjorie

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  61. I am in Toowoomba and the devastation is truly unbelievable. Today we are thinking of our fellow Queenslanders down in Ipswish and Brisbane as you guys brace for lots and lots of water.
    stay safe

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  62. It certainly is heartbreaking...we moved from Brisbane to Perth 2 yrs ago and have alot of family and friends who are in the thick of it.
    Praying that everyone stays safe!!

    Take care Simone
    xx

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  63. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bless you and all those in this terrible time. Please find comfort knowing we are with you in heart.

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  64. I am so sorry to hear that you and your family are going through this terrible thing. I am praying for you, your family and your city.

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  65. It's just so awful. I hope you, your family and loved ones are okay. I'm praying for you all. xx

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  66. my thoughts are with you, your family and lovely home....take care! xxxx

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  67. alot of LOVE from switzerland

    xxx Jacqueline ♡

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  68. This is horrendous.My prayers to all in Queensland and please keep safe..xx

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  69. It's so bad. I can't believe it is hapenning. I hope your shop is okay and all you family and friends too.

    xx
    Anna

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  70. Hi Simone,
    We in other parts of Australia send our
    most heartwarming thoughts to you and
    all those in Queensland and affected NSW
    areas. Bless you all with the strength
    you need to get through such a distressing time.
    Lots of love, Sue and family.

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  71. Thinking of you and all others up there in QLD during this horrendeous time. Hope you and your home are safe and dry. You will re-build, renew and create - you have proven to us all that this is what you do best!

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  72. Please keep safe!! and remember the whole world is thinking of you.. and praying for you all.. You are definitely in our prayers!! I've got a few friends in AUS and will hope everyone will be fine. Be strong.. this will pass.. *hugs*

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  73. Stay strong Simone, we are all praying for you, and for those missing, dear God let them be found safe.xxjeanette

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  74. Hi, I just found your blog, and I love it!!! I'm coming back for more! xoxo

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  75. thinking and praying for you guys. I live in Toowoomba which suffered that rage of water on Monday, its just terrifying. x

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  76. Sending lots of prayers and thoughts to you and your whole community.

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  77. Take care of you and yours Simone
    thinking of all of you up there in Queensland ... my thoughts are with you.. xxx Julie

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  78. Dearest Simone,

    Thinking of you and all other QLD bloggers as well as those in Northern NSW who have been affected by this unfathomable disaster.

    My heart breaks every time I hear or see an update.

    Please know that you are in our hearts and minds at this time.

    Sandy K

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  79. Will be thinking and praying for you especially tonight as the floods peak...Queenslanders are a wonderfully resilient strong group of people and very resourceful and will do what they can to help each other and recover...thank God!

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  80. Hello Simone I have have been following and wondering if you are effected or not ,I hope all is well with you and your family,it is very sad for the people that have lost loved ones and lost there homes ,I hope the flooding will subside soon so that way they can start to rebuild maybe more inland and better foundations such as dickes to protect the population from eny possible future flooding, my thoughts are with you and the people affected by this tragedy ,xoxo theodora

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  81. Oh Simone I watch that river rise & pray you are all safe my prayers are thoughts are with you keep safe Elaine x

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  82. Simone,
    It's been a while since I left a message over here but my thoughts are with you, your family and all that have been affected by the terrible floods in your country. It is so hard to comprehend and I am deeply saddened by what is happening. It may sound easy for me to say sitting here but just remain the strong, positive, kind-hearted person you are and stay safe. You WILL come back stronger! With lots of love. Lex xxx

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  83. Oh my god. I saw it in the news and it's horrible!

    I pray for you, your family and all the other people in your city. Stay strong!

    Hugs, Sandra

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  84. Simone, I hope that you and your beautiful family are safe. Please take care my darling friend. Our thoughts are with everyone, especially those who have lost loved ones. My tears just will not stop. Sending you all my love ~ Txx

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  85. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dee x

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  86. Sending thoughts and prayers your way.

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  87. I was just thinking about you and two other of my Oz blogging mates.....it is so terrible, so terrible. Hugs x

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  88. I've been thinking of you and everyone in AU. Stay safe!

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  89. The U.S. news reported about the floods and I thought of you - hope you are okay. My thoughts & prayers are with you, your family & your Country. *hugs*

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  90. Oh my Goodness, I'm so sorry for you and all the other people concerned! I heard a bit about the floods on the news but the whole extent of this catastrophe is unimaginable for us here at the other end of the world.
    My thoughts are with you!

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  91. You and your family are in my thoughts! <3

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  92. I've been thinking a lot about my Australian blog friends and praying that everyone is ok. Big hugs to you and stay safe. xo

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  93. oh my gosh....be strong. we all love you.....wishing you much strength and safety!!!!!!!!

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  94. Its is heartbreaking all this water in out great City, i have been thinking our your little shop in Bulimba and hope it survived the rising river. X Stacey

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  95. Hi Simone,
    I hope as the days go by you find renewed
    happiness for yourself and all your
    Queensland family and friends.
    Thoughts are with you all,
    <3 Sue

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  96. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family Simone. I hope your home has not been inundated. So sad and heartbreaking. Our Aussie mate-ship and spirit is being tested again.
    Stay safe
    Lee:)

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  97. i'm so truly sorry simone. i hope you and your loved ones are safe and dry. my love and prayers to you from the states.

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  98. It has been and is utterly horrendous...nightmarish. My prayers are with our Queensland people...stay safe sweetheart.
    xxxx DJ

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