What do we say …. our hearts are grieving, our minds numb and I am at a loss on how to explain what’s happened.
If you are not aware of what’s happened over here at Warroora Station please see this news link (although not totally correct the info is close enough) …. http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/womans-body-found-on-coral-bay-beach/story-e6frfkp9-1226643352266
We are the “other campers”.
A week ago we stopped at a random place for lunch – not even realising it to be a caravan park. Rob came and spoke to us, encouraging us to stay. I’d been praying the night before for a safe place to stop as a huge storm was forecast for most of the west coast that evening. Although I really wanted to move further north I had a warm feeling about this family and felt the camp area was quite sheltered from the coastline. The storm did come and a big one it was. Thankful we all were as the howling of the winds further up the tree line was quite alarming. The following day brought strong winds also, so we both stayed put and here begun our friendship.
We travelled together to Point Quobba for a couple of nights and then we planned to spend a week together on Warroora Station near Coral Bay. As Cape Range NP (Exmouth) can be hard to get into we also both booked a week together there knowing we would have to go our separate ways after that for a while, but maybe meet up again….
Rob and Kathreen were so inspiring, so generous and altogether brilliant people! Kathreen’s creativity and Rob’s engineering mind made them a great pair. We instantly loved their kids and knew they were mature, creative and fun due to great parenting and role models. They have now suffered the most horrendous loss anyone could imagine, but they have also been given a foundation stronger than most 10 and 13 year olds from terrific parents that will be an amazing source of strength for them.
There has been a trust fund set up for the children’s education. You can get details here:
Oh God I pray for the children … I pray for comfort for them and all the other family members and friends that are gutted by this tragedy.
May love embrace them all, may your presence be felt, may they not feel alone or afraid.