My heart aches for all those out there suffering from the devastating loss in our country at the moment. The fires raging out of control in the south, with unimaginable numbers of people perishing... And the equally haunting images of flooding in the north.
The same river my children were playing in at Christmas time has caused enormous damage, flooding and rising above the bridge we sheltered under. Rivers, not only near my families' homes, but also in the surrounding areas, cut off entire townships, bringing with it the dangers of crocodiles and snakes.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all who have been touched by these tragedies.