Sunday, September 11, 2011

Home Again - and Grateful

I am happy to report that we are home again - safe and sound! Though 22,000 acres have burned all around us, our neighborhood of 70 homes, with the exception of one, was spared. It was amazing to drive in late last night after the evacuation notice was lifted and see that not only were we spared, it's as if nothing had ever happened. Our house didn't even smell of smoke! 

I am just so very grateful for all the prayers prayed by family, friends, and strangers, all the sacrifice and hard work of first responders, all the generosity and kindness of neighbors, all the hospitality and care of my parents, and the all the goodness and grace of our Father God! May God shed His grace on thee! 

Blessings to you and yours and to this great land of ours on this day of 9/11 will now and forever have an additional significance for me. May I never take for grated the incredible blessings we have and the love that has been shown to us by so many. And may our prayers continue to be with those who lost so much 10 years ago on this infamous day, and with those around here today who are without a home....may God bless them all and bring them comfort...


  1. PTL!!! That is an awesome answer to prayer! So happy that you are safe and sound..

  2. So glad to hear you are home safe and sound, Becky. I am very sorry to hear of the devastation in your neighborhood. Be well.

  3. I am so glad you were spared! My heart (and prayers) go out to your neighbors and friends.

  4. God is good, I am so glad your home, and the homes around you, survived! You had to be gone quite some time. Has the fire been put out or just moved beyond your area?


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