Thursday, May 1, 2008

Well, it's been almost a week since our fires. Probably half of our lawn is dead and several plants and trees in our yard. None of this was visible the day after the fire. The fire marshal and insurance adjuster have been here. It's unlikely that we will ever know for sure what caused the fire, although the fire across the road I feel was due to negligence of our fire department. Ralph and I were out at our barns with the hose and buckets dousing spots of fire that were still burning on Sunday night. I'm just so thankful that we only lost a dog and some material things and not our lives. God truly protected our house and us. I can't thank Him enough for that.
I was able to revoke my resignation from work and everyone seemed happy that I was staying which made me feel good. I have made so many friends at my job. I really did dread having to leave them. My heart has been so much more at peace over the last few days even with everything that has happened. Thanks everybody for your prayers. Please continue to remember us as we start the clean-up and everything else that goes along with having a fire. UGH! Lots of messy work.
We've been trying to get Darren ready for regional convention next week. He has entered 11 or 12 categories. I've tried to prepare him for not placing in anything as he's competing with lots of older kids from all over. If he plans not to place, if he does place it will be extra special. Then he's off to Missouri for the international convention. Oh, yeah. We also have Darren's graduation from 8th grade on the 17th. Lots and lots of work to do. I'll be glad when school is out and things are less stressful (hopefully)
Ralph has a job possibility that he's going to check on tomorrow morning. Please pray about this with us. It sounds perfect. So we'll see.


urhis said...

Beth, We trust the Lord will continue to guide your life. His strength is made perfect in our weakness. God's plan for your future is unique. We are blessed that He has kept His hand of protection on you