Sunday, November 16, 2008


An unnamed woman on the news caught my attention today. She and her husband and five children had just lost their home to the California fires. The firestorm travelled so fast on the 70 mph Santa Ana winds they had just five minutes of warning to evacuate so they took nothing with them. When asked to comment she said, "It's hard to believe that you can lose everything and still have (as she looked at her family)...everything."

I doubt she realized just how profound that statement was.

Satellite view of far reaching fires.


Dennis said...

Good catch Mary.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi :)

Very shocking and disturbing news. It takes a lot of time, effort,money and love to build a home. It is heart rending to see every thing going in smoke in front of your eyes.

The woman must be in severe shock although she said those laudable brave words which must be appreciated by us. We know fully well that whatever assistance this family may get from government or their friends, they will have to undergo terrible trauma, suffering and difficulties to attain the former level of comfort and peace.

Such things should not happen to any one even the worst enemies. It is unfortunate that this family is put to such terrible hardship.

I hope and pray that the Almighty God will give them the courage and strength to bear and overcome this calamity.

Best wishes :)

Bri said...

i thought CA outlawed smoking