“The kids woke up screaming many times last night, and I am wandering around not knowing where to start. How do I get back to ‘normal’?
“I’ve had a good cry, and I just feel so guilty that we get to come home, and others have lost their whole homes.”
Teena Hartrup and her young family arrived in Mallacoota in Victoria’s Gippsland late on December 29th for a long awaited holiday.
Teena’s husband Kane is originally from the beautiful coastal region and was keen to show two-year-old Lexie and four-year-old Cole where he grew up.
“We were all very excited. We’d booked a year ago for the summer,” Teena told Mamamia.
Sidenote: Here’s Celeste Barber’s mother-in-law on the devastating bushfires. Post continues after video.
They were staying in a little unit behind the main strip of shops in town, and as soon as they arrived and settled into their accomodation they started hearing whispers about possible fires. But they were only whispers, and the Hartrups decided they were okay.