Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Miracle Amongst the Flames...


Honestly, I haven't known what to say since Friday night when we heard the horrible news that Greg and Emery's home burned down. That evening Emery and the kids had come to stay for the weekend...by about 10:00 pm Emery received a phone call from Mike's brother Ben (who lives just down the road from their home) saying that Greg and Emery's home was completely engulfed in flames. This was a shock to us all...Greg (Michael's brother) was an hour away up the canyon at a scout camp out when he received the news. By the time Greg made it there it was gone. The miracle...they are all together and safe.



We are all trying to make sense of this...but really don't know what to say except how grateful we are that they are safe. They will be staying with Dale and Elaine and us for a little while until they sort things out...another blessing is they had fire insurance which will cover most things...if that can get worked out...except for the hard things such as journals, pictures, mementos and other memories. We still cannot believe it...and are not sure exactly how it happened...but we'll keep things posted as we learn more...in the mean time thank you to all those who have come with arms full of clothing, toys, blankets and love...they are well loved...we are so blessed with wonderful friends and family. Greg and Emery are such an example to me. They are handling it so well...knowing that the most important things in life weren't in that home...and that family is everything. They remind me how important it is to roll with the punches...and still smile. Sorry for the muddled words...I truly just don't know what to say...except that we are incredibly grateful for the protection of our Heavenly Father and his loving angels who come in the form of family and friends...if wondering what you can do...a prayer for peace and that things can run smoothly in sorting all of this out... Thank you!

8 comments:

Ashley Dawn said...

Wow, I know how hard that is. My Grandparents house burned down when I was 12 and it was devastating. All my best. I wish I could help.

The Larson Family said...

That is so hard to lose your house and everything in it. I can't even imagine. What a blessing that they were all safe and away from the fire. They will definitely be in my prayers.

Moss Family said...

Let me know if there is anything they need!

Becky said...

Gosh, I hope you are all doing okay- its been a rough year for your family, but ya know...the best is yet to come. Through your trials you WILL be blessed. You and your family are in our prayers. God Bless!

The Gomes Family said...

I finally got caught up. I am so glad they are all safe. Send our love and I will keep praying for them.

Becky (0: said...

I am so sorry to hear about their house! I am glad that they were all together and safe!
Miss you tons, Miche!

Sachiko said...

My gosh! It's hard to lose a house and all the items that had memories attached to them. When my mother was little, her burned down, so she doesn't have any pictures of her when she was growing up. But I'm glad to hear that they are all OK.

Jodi and Josh said...

Josh and I are shocked! We'll keep them in our prayers! Keep us posted!