I am now on the other side of the world but my heart is still breaking for Sandy Hook. It is not something you can leave behind. Everyone here is very sad for those affected by the grave atrocity. I wake up and still am in denial that this happened. I just can't comprehend the horror of it. The devastating heartbreak is just too much.
Now I am trying to concentrate on being in the moment. I don't want to move on. And I want to truly appreciate every moment I am here.
We woke up early this morning (4:30am) and went to the beach.
Claire had been craving sausages and toast from this breakfast place on the beach...so we went.
It is extremely relaxing here. Claire has spent time explaining to her aunty how to use Instagram.
Tristan has been playing Minecraft with his cousin, Hugo. ( I know...surprise, surprise)
Mostly we have been sitting about enjoying each others company.
We did run out to visit the Little Hug Workshop to get some card making supplies and reconnect with long time family friends. Jan suggested I try a game with the children she used to play with her students as an art teacher. I will write a blog about it as soon as I trial it as it is an art game that reminds me of instant challenges in Destination Imagination. We bought some beautiful cards and had a delicious lunch before coming home to friends.
....and found (by the way) the largest paperback I have ever seen.
Each day goes so fast in Australia. I can't appreciate the seconds enough. I am cherishing this time....and did I mention that I saw dolphins in the Swan river out of the window as I was having my morning coffee? Yes I did....