Hi everyone and thank you for heading over to Mum Talks Autism at the end of your week to hopefully link up with ‘I Love Your Blog’. A link up that lets us all know of your favourite blog that you have read all week and puts a shout out to the person that wrote to let them know that of all the blogs you read this week their blog was your favourite.
The rules are simple because lets face it I do simple best:
1. Think of all the posts you have read this week and choose your favourite post of the week written by another blogger.
2. On your blog each Sunday you write a post and in your post tell us why you picked the blog you have chosen as your favourite.
3. Share a URL to your post so people can come on over and read what your favourite blog you read of the week was so we too can drop over and have a read.
4. Finally grab the button for “I Love Your Blog” link up with Mum Talks Autism off my sidebar and let people know you will be linking up with Mum Talks Autism on Sunday to share the favourite blog you have read all week.
Each week I will send a email to the blogs that are chosen as favourites posts and let them know that you have chosen their post as your favourite post of the week.
The link will stay open to the following Saturday night so will be open for you to pop over all week and share your favourite blog anytime.
Hope you enjoy sharing your favourite blog of the week and thankyou for supporting Mum Talks Autism and me.
So let me start it off with my favourite post of the past week. I know a lot of you may have already came across it as you linked up with Jess over at Essentially Jess for I Blog On Tuesdays and that is my favourite post of the week: DUNMARRA by ESSENTIALLY JESS.
This post was a heartfelt, tragic and emotionally touching post that transported me back in time with Jess as she recalled the tragic loss of here young childhood friend, Clint in the unforgiving Australian Outback.
“In this part of the country, in November, the weather is hot and horrid. It’s build up time; showers of rain are sporadic and rare. It doesn’t take long for anyone to begin to suffer the effects of its horror; even less time of you’re just a small boy”.
My heart went out to Jess and I think this is why I was touched by this post so much, as I recalled back in 1996 a family friend took on a life changing adventure to an outback station to become a nanny. She also never made it.
On her way out to the isolated station her car broke down. She was arriving a few days earlier than was scheduled and so the people on the property that she was going to did not know she was missing. By the time she did not arrive and the alarms were raised she had been in the middle of the Australian Outback for four days in the middle of Summer.
She had a small amount of water with her but she left her car and went walking for help. We think she lost her way completely when she headed for the shade of a isolated tree and lost her way back to the road. Tragically where she was found was only a few hundred meters from water but because she did not know what to look for she did not identify it as a source of water and simple headed for the shade of the tree.
The Australian Outback is one of, if not the harshest environment on earth and Jess takes you there. As you are reading this post I felt like I was there feeling the sadness and the emotion that went hand and hand with this touching post. Thanks for sharing such a personal story Jess.
Head over to read Dunmarra at Essentially Jess and let me know what you thought of this post in my comments.