Saturday, June 13, 2009

Devistation

Is where I am.
To say I'm overwhelmed is an absolute understatement.

My house burned down today.

Yes, I'm serious.
We're fine- everyone made it out safe.
But our cat did not make it.

I don't really even know what to write at the moment, other than my heart is breaking.
You think you're prepared for such things, "if ever there's a fire, I'm grabbing this, this, and this,"
Not so.
We have our pajamas.
I grabbed kids and ran like hell.

On top of that, Companion's car was engulfed in flames.
My car literally exploded.
Homeless and carless all in one night.

We are currently at my parent's.
I will update when possible.

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.





26 comments:

Holloman said...

So sorry.

datri said...

No words can express my shock and sorrow. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Mary (MPJ) said...

Oh! I'm so sorry! The loss of home, car and beloved pet all at once, but thank goodness you all are safe and well. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bobbi said...

Im so so sorry!

Casdok said...

OH no. So sorry and so relieved you and the kids got out. Hugs and prayers for you all.

Heike said...

Oh msn! Up the creek without a paddle, as they say in Oz. Bugger. Let us know if we can help in any way. Thankfully you did totally the right thing. Grabbing the kids and running is the number one thing to do (and we know here in Oz, we get devastating deadly bushfires). You will be ok, I know, but allow yourself to grieve and be angry and all that. It's necessary. Love to you and the boys. Lighting a candle for you guys tonight...

Niksmom said...

Thank God you are all ok. So, so very sorry about the fire and your kitty. Sending prayers.

Queenbuv3 said...

I am so sorry. Thank God you are all ok.

Terri said...

Oh my heavens. We will keep you in our prayers.

I am so glad you are safe and know that you will be well again.

I am sorry for the loss of your cat.

Erin said...

You have each other, and you have the boys, and that is the most important thing. The rest is replacable, and as hard as the next few weeks will be, you have each other. A good friend of mine lost most of her house in a fire a few months ago, so I know how hard this is right now. At this point, just hold the boys and be grateful that you have them, and that all of you are safe. Praying for you.

Joeymom said...

Oh my goodness! I am so glad you are all safe! We'll pray hard, but let us know what else we can send your way!

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

Oh, how horrible. I am so sorry. You are definitely in my thoughts and prayers.

therextras said...

Joining my prayers with the others - for your recovery from this terrible shock.

DivaLea said...

So been here. My house burned 2.5 years ago. I have two special needs (autism) kids. All but two cats/dogs died. The only thing I didn't have was an exploding car.
My email is divalea @ gmail.com if you need support for emotional/financial/practical issues. Do not be shy about writing!

storkdok said...

I am so glad you are all uninjured physically. Emotionally it will take a while to heal. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Nicki said...

Oh my God are you serious? I am so sorry to hear that... especially about your cat! Not that losing your house and car aren't bad, but losing a living pet makes it so much worse! Little Bear and Pufferfish were at their grandma's house back in February when the house caught on fire and burned to the ground, and their grandma and two teenaged aunts lost everything, so I kinda can imagine what you're going through.
Did you have insurance? Is there anything that the Blogosphere might be able to help with?

Icca said...

Oh my God, I am so sorry! That is absolutely awful but thank goodness that you and your boys are all safe.

Shea's Mom said...

Check - thoughts and prayers.

So, so sorry but really glad you are ok! Wish you guys were near me, I set you up in the summer house.

Hang in there.

gizmo19961 said...

hi its cousin josh. so sorry about the house. saw it a couple days ago...i couldn't believe how bad it was.

gizmo19961 said...

read my blog at http://daysofmylifebygizmo19961.blogspot.com/ cus i make a mention to the fire

Bonnie said...

I am praying and thinking of you and your family! I am so sorry! So sorry......

Ashley's Mom said...

Oh no! I've been out of town and am just reading this now. What can I do? What do you need? How about another piece of Ashley's art to brighten Your day? :)

(email me a new mailing address for you...)

mom-nos said...

Oh no. I just read this. Of course I'm relieved that you are all safe. Are you all okay? I can't even imagine.

LAA and Family said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this. I hope you and your children are doing okay!

Doreen Cohanim C.Ht said...

I am so sorry, please update us about you and your family..
how did that happen?
Do you have help and support?
If I can help in any way I can, Please let me know.

Doreen Cohanim MM, C.Ht

Marshella said...

OMG - I'm borrowing a computer to get caught up. Are you really ok? I understand how hard it is to feel completely helpless and homeless. I'm there with you! :) Keeping you and your family in my prayers.