Friday, June 29, 2012

The Waldo fire isn't new news to most of us and yet looking at this photo of homes going up in flames is a reality check.  I can't even imagine how devastating this is to the folks that live in this community but I well remember the threat of wildfires when we lived in California.  This blaze has had more fatalities than the High Park fire, probably because the area is more densely populated.  I love Colorado Springs and this scene is so sad.  I was reminded yesterday that often we humans love to build homes where we shouldn't-be it in northern California on the Russian River, that floods every year and was intended to only have summertime residents, or in the heavily forested mountains.  Regardless of where, the loss of one's home is overwhelming.  My heart aches for all those impacted by the fires here in Colorado. These devastating losses makes me thankful for all that I am blessed with. I am thankful that I am not watching a fire destroy everything we have. I am thankful for life and liberty here in this great country; for the men and women who fight tirelessly to protect what we have-be it in the armed services or firefighters/police.  I am thankful for the hope of a new day.  I am thankful for cooler temps and light rains that have helped.  I am thankful for eternal HOPE because like the photo above, one day all our things will be as ash. 
Will you join me in prayer for all those impacted across our country by the wildfires? 
Be Safe!  Noreen


  1. I have been praying for them, Nor. So sad. But you're so right about where we build sometimes. The scenery can come with an unexpected cost, huh?

    Hugs and love!

  2. Yes Noreen, this fire is awful. The people of Colorado are in my prayers!!!
    Stay safe!
    XO Kris

  3. My heart breaks for the people of Colorado ... whether or not they've suffered the loss of their homes, they're all affected by these wildfires. {{hug}}

  4. Yes, have been praying for all affected by the fires in CO and across the country.

  5. Hi Noreen,
    Was glad to see you post cause I was wondering about you today and if yall were being affected by the fires in anyway. Am so glad to hear all is well with you and yours.
    A very sad thing indeed, and I too,
    have been praying for those folks,
    it has to be so heartbreaking, and my heart sure goes out to them.
    Blessings sweetie, take care,

  6. Noreen- It is so sad to see what is happening there- It breaks my heart to think of all that everyone has lost. I did see on the news that it has been declared a federal disaster area- xo Diana

  7. We are praying too. In our neck of the woods we have 7 fires going tonight. One just started a couple hours ago in Herriman. In a little over and hour it went from 30 acres to 180 and who know what it is now.

  8. I have been thinking about you this week as we watched the news, our prayers have been with those who lost so much. I too am so thankful for the Blessed hope.

  9. It seems now that all we can do is pray and hope all those involved in fighting the fires will be safe.

    Thank you for this post.


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