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5 Weeks now since the fire.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Can't begin to tell you all that has gone on and continues to go on. We still don't know if they are going to save some of the studs only, or tear to the ground the entire house. Furniture we thought was saved ended up with water damage. The over 90 years of pictures everyone was sure by the condition of the area they were in that they were all gone BUT......

They got to the pictures yesterday and called us over. 90% it appears were saved!!!! Many can be restored. I had begun to think my only son's few pictures would be gone. He died when he was a month old. Half his life was in the hospital so there were few pictures. We had so few memories to cherish. But, I found one!!!!Then I found this small brown book. Dare I to hope???? And there it was, his funeral Memorial Book. I cried with joy.

The rest of the possessions we lost was just "stuff". It was odd that a photo album would be all burned and stuck together, and when you got it open most of the pictures were fine. All I can say is "Thank you Lord."
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    Oh Debby, such a relief some of the most precious pictures can be restored or were ok. Of course the most important thing is u all made it out. Hon, I'm so sorry, i hadn't realized u have gone through such a life changing event.

    It may help if u know Maryanngi had also gone through this a few year's ago. It's why she had stepped down from CL, to EL. It's taken it's toll. She had lost her D, who was in her late teens b4this. Like urself, pictures r extremely important. Perhaps if u both talk u can be a support.

    Hon, please take care. Know ur in many thoughts and prayers.

    Hugs Hon.
    2005 days ago
    So glad you found that precious book!! What a joy to have so many other photos survive too!

    What is a more recent update?
    Hugs and blessings and hope there is more good news!!
    2410 days ago
  • GENRE009
    It is a wonderful feeling to still have a reminder of those we lost long ago. Especially those that are very precious to us. It's like giving us back a little piece of our lives. I hope things are getting somewhat better for you. And that you are in some place warm, cause it's a cold bitter winter. many times memories is what makes every place special. so when your house is finished being built, I hope you have new, and wonderful memories to fill it up. You could make a make shift memorial in a place in the new house. I sometimes, if I don't have pictures, find cards, or memorial things that still reminds me of loss. take care, and glad something good has be emoticon emoticon en found. eva
    2451 days ago
    Amazing what is really important! I'm glad that you have your photos and other precious memories.
    2501 days ago
    The Lord does wonderful things. Glad you were able to save pictures of your son. God Bless you
    2517 days ago
    I lost my baby Kevin a few days after his birth. I had tears reading this blog as I know the feeling very well, having had a fire myself and salvaged precious things like this. Big hug.
    2518 days ago
  • FREES1
    glad he kept it safe for his mom! Happy Thanksgiving
    2520 days ago
    A wonderful moment that must have been. emoticon
    2521 days ago
    Brilliant!! It's the irreplacable stuff you need to survive and I thank God that these items were saved for you.
    2522 days ago
  • MARY1313
    Oh I'm so glad about your pictures! I want so lucky. And you are right! Just stuff. After my fire, i realized that my stuff was just a bunch of kindling!!
    2522 days ago
    So glad the you have your son's pictures. You are in my prayers
    2523 days ago
    Debby, I'm so happy for you! I know how much I treasure my photos. That's awesome!
    2523 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6329775
    Wow.... what an wonderful "gift."
    Think about you often.....
    2523 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12629461
    How wonderful to find something that you cherish so much in good shape. emoticon

    2523 days ago
    What a beautiful find! And I am edified by your attitude in the face of your loss! emoticon
    2523 days ago
    glad to hear you found something that you cherish. even if you didn't , the real memories are in your heart , even if you can't remember at will,they're there. I hope you'll have soon a house that you'll love even more than the old one. emoticon
    2524 days ago
  • SHERYLP461
    What a treasure, I am so sorry for your loss.
    2524 days ago
    A miracle! I'm so glad you found them.
    2524 days ago
    Thank God!! I am so happy for you to have pictures and memories of your son. I am losing my 25 year old son right now and can understand how important those "items" are to you.
    2524 days ago
  • JET150
    I am so very glad you were able to retrieve the picture and your son's memorial book. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!
    2524 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14253479
    Gosh that was wonderful!

    Please keep on Sparking. It will help you heal the wounds this fire has caused.

    2524 days ago
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