December 23 I received a phone call
from my Father-in-law:
"Is Kelly home?" (Kelly is my husband)
"No...I can't get ahold of him either."
"Well, ok....when you get ahold of him
tell him my house burned down."
Then we talked for about 10 minutes while firemen scambled around him & as he watched his home burn to the ground the day before Christmas Eve.
Picture From Local Paper
When it was through there
was nothing left, nothing.
Later that night our families met together at church for a Christmas service & I held my Mother-In -Law as she sobbed quietly, "My home is gone." She has been through so much, as last year I vividly remember holding her sobbing, "My baby is gone." when she lost a son. I can't imagine the pain in her heart.
Then just a few minutes later we went into church & with only my husband & Bo between us we all sang praises to God. We worshiped together even as the smell of smoke off the only clothes they owned filled the air and stung me so strongly 3 seats away. Even the candles we lit as we sang Silent Night were a reminder of the day.
So my dear Friends it has been a
busy time but I promise I will visit
you all very soon!