For those of you who
live under a rock don’t watch the news much, Victoria has had a MASSIVE bush fire (several in fact) in the past few weeks that have decimated over 1800 homes and killed over 180 people. It is a crisis on a grand scale here in Australia and everywhere, heart are going out to those who have lost, well, everything.
The news has been filled with horror stories of fire moving at over 100km an hour trapping people in thier cars as they flee, entire neighbourhoods razed to the ground and the surviviors who now have nowhere to live, no money and the memories of those lost in the flames.
The other day,I had a conversation with connor that went like this:
Connor: “Can I have my Christmas money?” (50 dollars he gave to me for safe keeping)
Me: “What for? Did you find something you want to buy? I thought you were saving it.”
Connor: ” I want to give it to the Bush Fire Rescue fund for the people who lost everything in the fire”
Me: “…” Choking up with emotion that my 13 year old has such compassion. “Of course you can have it. I’ll take you tomorrow to give it in.”
So, yesterday, we went over to the mall and made a$50.00 donation in Connor’s name. He has a receipt for taxes and everything…lol I was so proud,that I had to hide the embarrassing tears that came to my eyes (embarassing for him… not me.)
It is such a good feeling when your child does the right thing, simply because it is the right thing to do.
Well done, Connor!