We went to bowling yesterday
only to have my head start
acting up within five minutes of
Not like you are thinking...
Like the onset of a migraine.
My right eye had only partial
vision and I had trouble saying
what I wanted to say. My depth
perception and balance were off.
So...I called the Doctor's office
and they recommended getting home
to lie down for a while.
After a couple of hours of sleep
a neighbor dropped by. As soon as
she left something caught our eye.
Fire trucks...one after another flying
down our little street. We rushed outside
and saw smoke coming from a farmhouse just
out of our sight.
Neighbors joined us as we huddled in another
yard and worried, wondered and prayed.
A little girl who lived in the burning home
came running down the road to us crying and
so very upset. Her uncle's dog was in the
house. Unfortunately we found out later that
this dog did not survive. My heart breaks for
these two families who shared this house.
It was divided into two residences.
They have family in the area so were able to
stay with them last evening but the house may
not be available to live in for a long time,
Things were made more complicated for the
firemen as it has rained and rained over the
past month and everything is just too muddy.
At least one truck sank to its belly.
A huge tow truck was brought in to get it
out. Another woman got her car
stuck in the field in her attempts to
get out of the way of
In the end, as Warren came home much later
there were fire trucks lined up in front of
our home. This gave him quite a scare until
he figured out that we were in no danger.
This was in the reverse of what had happened
earlier that morning. A friend from work, who
happens to be with the fire company, called asking
if Warren had left for work yet. I responded that
he had. He asked when. My heart sank.
He told me he had reports of an accident on a
road that Warren uses daily and it was just
about at the place I would have expected him
to be at that point. There were some minutes
of anxiety as I waited to hear from Warren that
he wasn't in the accident. Finally, he called.
He had come up on it right after the fact, but
was not involved.
Emergencies, happening all around.
It is only grace when we are not involved.
Thankful for God's hand of protection on
our neighborhood and its residents yesterday.
My head is tender after the migraine yesterday,
but I am hoping that with TLC and Tylenol it will
Here is a photo of one of the trucks outside
our house as they waited for the tow trucks to
remove the other stuck vehicles.
Looking forward to a much quieter day.
Georgia is making stuffed peppers for
our family dinner tonight. Yum!!
Hope you have a blessed and
wonderful day today.