- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2015
So yesterday I had class 930-1230 and I got home around 1pm. As I drove home I saw nothing and then I walked into my kitchen, looked out the window and saw black smoke coming from what looked like the people across the street from me’s backyard.
I’m a good neighbour so I went outside. The smoke was bad.. like, scary bad but it looked more like house fire and I couldn’t tell which house it was so I grabbed my cell phone and jumped in my car with my slipper (it’s like -15 brrrr!) and drove around the block.
Sure enough, the people that live behind the people across the street from me, their house was like.. on fire. I could see the back end of the garage and it was an inferno. There were people backing cars out of the driveway and someone on the phone so I carried on my way (not like I can put a fire out!)
So I went home and I watched it burn from my kitchen window 🙁 It went up SO fast, I could see the flames through the carport of the people across the street from me. We saw a couple explosions, the roof catch on fire, then the firemen show up and fight the fire for an hour. Then I had to go back to class for 4. I drove by the house and it was abslutely gutted. My heart ached.
So I get to class, sit down next to my buddy and she goes “oh my goodness.. my best friends house just burnt down” and I just like.. jaw dropped…and told her I watched it and live like.. right by it.
My heart is absolutely wrenched for these people. They lost everything. Everyone who lives there got out (including the dog!) but the rest is gone. They have a 6 year old and a 13 year old. Mom is flying back from her job up north and dad is in the hospital with smoke inhalation. My buddy has the two kids and the mom at her place for now until they have any clue where to go from here.
Any advice Bees? Anyone ever gone through this? I haven’t, I have no clue what they’re going through. A few years back our home was moderately threated by forest fire and I was absolutely terrified. I can’t imagine being a 13 year old or a 6 year old who lost everything. My heart goes out so bad to this whole family. I wish I had the means to just *snap* and make it all better but I don’t.
So how can we, as a community, rally together and make this a little less of a tradgedy for the family? I’ve got people on board, we’re ready and willing and we’ll do what we need to. I feel kind of connected to these people even though I’ve never met them and I want to help.
Idea? Thoughts? Insights? And any prayers and well wishes are so SO appreciated!!! Thanks Bess 🙂