Friday, August 9, 2013

9th August 2013

We have had 2 more amazing days at Mt.Buller. Yesterday we were treated to a Ski-doo ride to the summit, courtesy of Mt Buller Guest Services. Here we are with the amazing view of the Victorian Alps behind us. How spoilt we are!

It is hard to believe that our week here is almost over. Victoria has enjoyed every moment of her wish. I think one of her favourite activities has been lying down and rolling in the snow.

I heard Victoria say to Ken earlier in the week, Daddy, I would really like to live in the snow! We have been surprised at how much she absolutely loves the snow. Victoria definitely knew her own heart when she asked to go to the snow for her wish.

We will be leaving Mt Buller with so many wonderful family memories, and knowing that despite our circumstances, God is always in the midst. Matthew 5:4 says it all, Blessed and enviably happy [with a happiness produced by the experience of God's favour and especially conditioned by the revelation of His matchless grace] are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. 

Whilst, by the grace of God, Victoria is still with us here on earth, we have mourned for what she has lost and been through. And whilst we would never have asked for these circumstances, we have experienced a part of God's character that we probably wouldn't have otherwise. Joyce Meyer's commentary about this verse explains further ... In Matthew 5:4, Jesus said that those who mourn are blessed and that they will be comforted. The comfort of God which is administered by His Holy Spirit, is so awesome that it is almost worth having a problem just to be able to experience it. As with most of the things of God, it goes far beyond any kind of ordinary comfort. Let God be your source of comfort. When you are hurting, just ask Him to comfort you. Then wait in His presence while he works in your heart and emotions. He will not fail you.

Thank you again to everyone who has continued to pray for us. Everyone is still 100% healthy! Praise God.

Please indulge me as I share some more photos of our week. 

On Wednesday morning, Charlotte and Marshall continued with their ski lessons.

We purchased a souvenir for Victoria, a special Mt.Buller hat.

Wednesday afternoon we ventured down to Horse Hill toboggan park. Marshall had his first go on the Toboggan.

Ken had a go too!

On Thursday Marshall did some more ski lessons and had fun trying out the gates.

The girls and Ken had a play in the snow whilst we waited for the Ski-doo ride.

Charlotte had a go at building a snowman.

Views from the summit

Riding on the Ski-doos

The real Ski-doo drivers and Victoria

Ken and Marshall at the Summit

Victoria at the Summit

Checking out the snow cats

Having a coffee and hot chocolate at Tirol on the way back down the mountain.

Here are some of the sights around Mt.Buller village.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That looks amazing, I am so happy you have all had such a wonderful perfect time. It must be very rewarding and refreshing for the soul. Love all the photos it looks like everyone got a lot out of the adventure and it does definately look like Victoria is in her element with the snow......
Love Always Auntie Michelle and Tuwsdagh.....