Last night, I finished work early (early being like 11:30pm,) I had a shower, I scooped up my little love and bought him into our bed. I began scrolling through Insta like I always do then had a look at the trending news reports on my phone.

I came across the heartbreaking news of the Davidson family deaths in NSW and sat in bed stroking my baby’s hair while I sobbed for them.

It really struck a chord deep within me and made me think about my own life. Often I will complain about bad lighting in a photo, or a bad night sleep, or even period pain. What the hell!!!!! Why am I complaining about these minuscule things when families are struggling with real issues and people are living on the street without a roof over their head.

I am so blessed. Blessed with health, blessed with a beautiful family, a hard working and loving husband, a beautiful boy to call our son. We live comfortably with a steady income, a roof over our head and fresh food to eat every night. I’m blessed with incredible supportive friends and luxuries I really do not need to make me happy.

There’s no real point to this blog post and I am certainly not going to pass judgement on this poor family’s thought process or actions. I feel for them. I’m heartbroken reading the news but hoping they are resting in peace altogether above. What I will do is send out some virtual flowers and love in hope it puts a smile on at least one person’s face today.

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  • To those struggling with mental illness
  • To those who have sick children
  • To people who are subjected to abuse or violence
  • To those who’s health or family’s health is poor
  • To those struggling with income or living in poverty somewhere in the world.
  • To women going through PND and to couples struggling to conceive.
  • To those who are down with life in general or who are just having a shitty day…

I could go on and on forever, but I just wanted to send a huge virtual hug to everyone experiencing difficult times in their life. I do donate to various charities but sometimes a special thought is what counts in this very moment.

Tell your loved ones you care for them and better yet SHOW them you love them. Hold your babies tight and cut the people who only contact you when “it benefits them” out of your life. God knows I can rattle off a list right here, right now.

Be grateful for life and air you breathe.

Much love to everyone,

T xx


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Tarina Wood

Just an ordinary, creative girl who is interior obsessed and crazy about her little family.

2 thoughts on “Life

  1. Wow! That was a truly amazing and heartfelt read Tarina. It brought tears to my eyes. This tragedy hit me hard as well as they seemed such a close and lovely family with everything to live for. You just never know what goes on behind closed doors do you. It’s awful to think they were really struggling and didn’t reach out for help. We all go through these hard times but its because of family and close friends that we manage to dig ourselves out of that dark hole. Thank you for your beautiful story and sometimes – yes – we must all stop and be thankful for what we have.



  2. Such beautiful words sweets. I love your sensitive and loving soul, I’m so blessed to be able to call you my friend. Much love xo


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