Gavin Heaton, fellow blogger of Servant of Chaos is facing a terrible end of the year right now. On December 23rd his father-in-law, Noel Davies, was severely injured in an accident in his home land Australia. Noel is a bicycle fan and enjoys riding with passionate friends. While they were on the road, the group of cyclists was hit by a car. Noel and many in the group were seriously injured.
Latest news tell that Noel is already recovering, but he and his family just went through what any family would fear most... Complete details and updates can be viewed here.
This was the day before Christmas. Gavin didn’t tell us all. He devoted himself to relay information to family and friends via Noel Davies webpage.
I encourage you to post a little support note there.
Yesterday I was alerted by a friend blogger who shared this information with members of the community (thank you CK). Faster than it takes to organize a meeting in a company, an initiative was launched. This is spontaneous, and comes from a bunch of bloggers connected together who were touched by what happened to Gavin and his family.
So, I wanted like to relay this, because I think it shows (yet another) positive perspective of the spirit of blogging. Yes indeed, I like the word “spirit”. And today, more than ever, it really makes sense. We all need some spirit and especially when facing such terrible situations. Accidents like this happen everyday, but once it touches you and your close family, life changes in a fraction of a second. Internet links people... no matter the distance, we’re all humans with a heart. If this is right for words and thoughts... it can also be the initiative of a positive action. Here it is :
(Noel with "Squeakers" - from www.noeldavies.com )
In french, Noël... means Christmas.
I'm sure this is a positive sign, and that a good star is there to help them all. My kindest thoughts and encouragements go to Gavin and his family.