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Thursday, June 23, 2011

God has a plan, we just don't always know what it is at the time!

Pin It Now!   My family has been through a lot lately and everyday I seem to be saying I cannot handle one more bad thing happening and then BAM. In this last week my family has endured my husband being in the hospital for 5 days and off work for 3 weeks this month, then the day he came home from the hospital my brakes went out on my van at a red light of a busy intersection. THANK GOD my hubby is home and on the mend and nobody was injured in a wreck as we stopped just in time. THANK GOD for awesome friends who come through in our time of need. Our friend Sean fixed our breaks yesterday. We thought life was starting to turn around for us and then BAM again. I went out with my Mom last night for dessert with some ladies and on our way home I got a panicked call from Alyx my almost 13 yr old that he had to call 911. I immediately thought of my Grandma who will be 91 on Tuesday and then to my Hubby who just came home from the hospital the evening before and then to my disbelief my son told me our Garage was on fire.
  Now I really thought my son was exaggerating but I hung up and called my oldest son and he told me everyone and our dog had to be evacuated from our house and they were starting to saw our garage door open and there were many firetrucks at our house and to get home as quick as possible. So my Mom called my Dad to go over and help and we raced there in what took like hours but was really only a few minutes.
  When I pulled down my street I saw at least 6 rescue and firetrucks and neighbors standing on the sidewalk all the way down the block. I parked several houses down which is as close as I could get and ran all the way to the house. The fire has been put out and they were wrapping up the hoses. A firefighter friend from our co-op was one of the fireman on duty and he actually cut our door apart, Alyx thought this was cool because Mr. K was one of his teachers from more than one class at Enrich. I was mortified. The Garage is a total loss including everything in it.
  It is amazing how as I sat up all night thinking of things that were in the garage how much we really had in there. Never in a million years did we ever thing something like this would happen to us. Although I get to THANK GOD again, as it was only the garage and nobody was hurt. Most things can be replaced some cannot, but at least my Family is safe. Today I realized that when it comes down to it God, Family and Friends are really the only things that matter. We have our FAITH, our home, for the most part our health and everything else is just stuff.
 So tonight when you put your little ones to bed hug them a little tighter and say and extra prayer of thanks for all things important in your life.

Matthew 6:19-21 ESV
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

                                          Before the flames right after Alyx called 911
                    This was taken from my neighbors yard, the back of my garage
                                                      The aftermath

The Fire  inspector
                                     


4 thoughts shared:

Joy said...

Wow. Praying for you and your family. So glad no one was hurt!

Jill said...

Praying for peace and comfort for your family.

Sue said...

Jenn....our family continues to pray for your family... =)

Sue said...

Jenn...our family continues to pray for your family... =)