we were awoken early this morning
(3:45am to be exact)
firemen and neighbors warning of a large fire
on the mountain
behind our house.
only a bit earlier i had awoke to the smell of smoke
i should check this out, only to doze back to sleep.
fire seems to come often around here, but this time was different.
the men insrtucted us to gather
important documents, medicines, the children, etc
and be ready if they come thru for evacuation.
joey went out front with the neighbors, firemen
in the street
and i watched the red glow, smoke, and lights from the fire trucks
on the mountain right behind us.
it was eery.
just in case...
and because i'd rather be safe than sorry,
i grabbed one of our famous orange crates
and threw in medicines,
clothes for the kiddos,
clothes for joe and i,
and other things to help us get by
if the worst was to happen.
by 5:30am joe and i were so tired we laid down
fully dressed and slept
knowing the firemen camped out front would alert us if needed.
are circling above our house
repeatedly gathering up water
from the atlantic ocean in front of us
and flying over the house to the mountain behind us
for water dump after water dump.
up we were
kids and all
(luckily we never had to wake the kids last nite)
waving at the firemen,
as they put out the fire
entirely to close for comfort.
and so, as i claim every day, there is never a dull moment around here!
thanks to all who prayed for us last nite.
it is such a wonderful blessing
to know those who love and care for you
are calling on the Lord in your behalf.
today we are so thankful.