To each his own. To me my own.

Gone

It’s still heavy on my mind this morning. I was on the phone with my guy yesterday while he was on the way home from work. He mentioned a traffic backup and slews of firetrucks en route somewhere in the vicinity of our old high school, including choppers hovering above. We casually dismissed it, then I found out the news. A good friend of mine lost her house in a fire.

It’s a complete loss. Her daughter and mother were home at the time and got out okay, but the mother went back in for something and collapsed in the living room from smoke inhallation – she is now in the hospital in ICU. They lost three pets and two are still missing. Anyone who has ever suffered a complete loss of their home through a fire can understand what these folks are going through – but to the rest of us, it’s just unfathomable. This was also my friend’s childhood home. I simply cannot imagine.

The facebook community has really come together for her on this. You know, I just can’t say enough about the ole’ social networking thing, it still never ceases to amaze me. It’s truly heartwarming and comforting to see the outpouring of love and offers of help to her and her family. All of our friends are rushing to her aid – these are mostly people who we’ve all known since childhood and went to school with. That in itself is really something, isn’t it?

Please say a prayer for the Helms family. Read story here

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4 responses

  1. How sad. I will pray for the Helms family. It is heartwarming to know that people care enough to help them.

    July 30, 2010 at 11:49 am

    • Bonnie

      Thanks so much, Carol. I’m so behind in my comments. Ironically enough, today (2 August) is her birthday. Cannot fathom this birthday for her.

      August 2, 2010 at 11:09 pm

  2. I can only offer my prayers…
    I hope with all my being that they pull through this terrible ordeal.

    August 1, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    • Bonnie

      Thank you, sweet Dreamer, for your prayers. She’s for sure a strong one, but this one’s gonna sure invoke the ‘extra mile’.

      August 2, 2010 at 11:11 pm

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