25 January 2014

Water come! Water Go!

Hiya folks! Yes it has been a long time between drinks. Three months has passed and we’ve been on blog-drought-land! I’d hope that our eventful excuse of vacating to Malaysia; tripping to Australia; & distributing baby-bump news, would indeed suffice ;)

But enough about that self-indulgent stuff, here is something most of us can relate to. Whilst our home-town of Adelaide was reaching rave reviews for being the hottest place in the world ... we in Jak-city conversely watched up to 39,000 homes affected by a steady down-flow of rain. So at the same time you guys were sweating out the fluid, we were mopping it up. It astounds me that two countries in relatively close proximity to each other can be so vastly dissimilar.

It makes me think about how easy it is to serve up the ‘greener on the other side’ commentary when things get tough. Over here, we're all praying for a break from the water; whereas, all you fellow Ozzies rejoice when that same water comes. And without dismissing anyone’s right to feel frustration at the rain that causes damaging floods in Jakarta, or the newly planted greens that shrivel up in the baking Australian sun, my personal goal is to try to look on the brighter side of things - where the “the grass is always greener where it’s watered”. Because what I'm starting to notice, is that despite the grey clouds that seems to press us down, God can still use it to make something beautiful!

A view from Nath's classroom

Nomes xo

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