Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Total Devastation

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook then you probably know that my family lost some land in wildfires that are raging rapidly in Texas.  There is a resort community in this area called The Cliffs.  My mom and dad own land here, as well as timeshare in the condos. 

Here is a video from one of our local news channels, WFAAS Channel 8.  This was the footage taken lst night from the wildfires.  You will see that they talk about some apratments that were engulfed in the flames, well these are actually the condos we stay in.  You will see the firetruck backing into a cul-de-sac - well mom and dad's land is the left corner of the cul-de-sac.  So this video shows us our worst fear - the land that my parents were set to build their retirement home on, and the condos where we have learned to love as a 2nd home are gone. 

If you read this post from a few weeks ago then you know that we were just here.  It was a mini-vacation to a place that we love to go.  The pictures and video of Emmalee laughing were taken inside the very condo that is now ash.  The picture of Emmalee and my mom was taken right in front of their land - land that is now charred and burned. 

But today we are also thankful - we are thankful that we didn't lose a home or lose precious possessions like many others lost yesterday.  But we are also spending the day in prayer for those that have lose everything and those that do live in the community.  We pray that the fires are put out quickly and that the homes currenlty threatened are saved.

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