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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

' It is useless to put on your breaks when you are upside down." Paul Newman

Yesterday was a normal day until I arrived home to find out my nieces home had burned to the ground. Thank God Tiffany and her baby where with her boyfriend and her roommate was staying with a friend that night . They tragically lost both their cats but her roommate's Jess's dog made it thanks to a courageous fire fighter who gave it oxygen and revived it. A few fire fighter's had to go to the hospital for heat exhaustion. I am so glad and thankful no one perished .

Tiffany and Jess lost all their belongings . Tiffany was on facebook saying she was living a nightmare . She really missed her cat. I don't think it hit her yet that she has no where to live , no clothes and everything she has is now gone. All the baby pictures and all her two year old daughter owned also. They could not save one thing.

Her world was upside sown , a total wreck and she was still trying to put on the breaks. She needed to stop and think and plan . But all she wanted is for it to end but it is not going to. I really hurt for her and will do all I can as I was in a similar situation when I was a young girl the same thing happened to me .

When your world turns upside down when you are in a major wreck ,you can't stop it. You may want to put on the brakes but it will do you no good. Some people turn to alcohol or drugs but that does no good. Some people hide from it. No you have to meet the pain head on. You have to confront it , make a plan to deal and move on. You have to put one foot in front of the other , and move forward.

You can and will learn from tragedy. You will get stronger . Slowly things get better while you find your way. You learn what is truly important in life not possessions , but people.
Tiffany ,Jess and little Taelyn will be okay . They are all alive and well . My family will help then find their way . Hugs, happiness and healthy living
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  • FRAN0426
    The blessing out of this tragedy is all the people were away at the rime of the fire. I agree your niece is just thinking of what is lost, soon she will realize how fortunate they were. Everyone who love their pets are truly sorry for the loss of them, so her missing the cat at this time would seem normal. Prayers to all those this fire has caused tough days, and loss of all contents they have lost.
    1439 days ago
    So sorry to hear about this awful tragedy. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you . GOD bless. emoticon

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    Comment edited on: 7/15/2014 9:24:01 PM
    So sad prayers and emoticon
    1439 days ago
    I am so very sorry to hear this. What an awful thing to go through.
    Will send them thoughts and prayers.
    1439 days ago
    I am so sorry for this terrible tragedy and wondering if a fund has been started for them ............. it is so horrendous ...... bedding, blankets, towels ....... dishes so much but I know of many where such a gracious hand was extended from the immediate community ............. Sorry too about the pets and God Bless those fire-fighters ........ What a job! emoticon
    1439 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    I am so sorry to hear of this horrible tragedy. Are they setting up a fund for them? I know many cities do that when a fire destroys everything they had. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very stressful time. I am glad that there were no people harmed but so sorry to hear of their precious little fur babies. Big hugs to all involved.
    1439 days ago
    I am so sorry that this has happened to your family, but Thank God every one is okay.
    The cats have gone over The Rainbow Bridge.
    It is so horrible to have to start over again, but as you said they will have to pick themselves up and go on and take the time it takes.
    My heart goes out to all of you!!

    1439 days ago
    emoticon thankfully they have you to help them!

    1439 days ago
    so sorry this happened, wishing them all the best emoticon
    1440 days ago
    I'm so sorry to you about your nieces tragedy! Thank God no one was home! My prayers are with your nieces and your family!
    1440 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your families tragedy!
    1440 days ago
    My prayers go out to her and her roommate and to others that tragedy hits. I think most of us have had similar incidents and understand the feelings of disbelief, fear, panic anger and despair that comes with it. Only thing you can do is take a deep breath, get up and start over.
    1440 days ago
  • GABY1948
    Praying for all involved....and for peace for all...So sorry! emoticon
    1440 days ago
    I'm so sorry to hear this, Joanne. I've been through that, jumping from a 3rd floor window with no net after throwing my then-baby son down. Lost everything. And the trauma of it all was amazing. I hope she's got a support system of friends and family.
    1440 days ago
    I am so sorry to hear of your niece's loss-this reminds me on how important family and friends are in helping us get thru these difficult times.
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    1440 days ago
    Joanne,I hate to hear about the trajedy your Family had to go through.
    I know it has broke your Heart also.Time heals all wounds.You and
    your entire Family are in my thoughts and prayers!One Day at a time.
    Hugs to everyone.We never know when tragedy will strike.
    Take care my dear friend.Be safe and well. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1440 days ago
    I am so sorry for their loss of their beloved kitty and this happened.
    1440 days ago
  • JANET552
    I am so sorry for all their losses, though thankful no person's life was lost. Sending prayers!!
    1440 days ago
    You can replace things but you can't replace people or pets. I will be praying for all of them. HUGS!
    1440 days ago
    What a tragedy. I am so glad that your niece
    and her baby are OK. When something happens
    and turns your world upside down, it is difficult
    to accept the reality. I am glad that your dad will
    be there to help Tiffany and her baby start afresh. emoticon
    1440 days ago
    Oh how terrible!!!
    1440 days ago
    Joanne, what an awful tragedy for your niece and her family and for you to witness their pain and try to comfort them.
    They are alive at least, and I'm sure with help they will rebuild their lives. It will take as long as it takes emoticon
    I am so sorry that they have lost loved pets too- my heart goes out them. emoticon
    1440 days ago
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