The excitement and anticipation were rising Tuesday night as we finished packing our SUV in preparation for our 8:00 am departure to visit our family in Colorado Springs, when we heard the news…
the family members we were heading to visit with their three children, (5, 2 and 3 months) had to evacuate their home immediately!
As they were watching the news and followed the fire,
something changed in the newsroom and reporters began to fidget–
in their ears they were told of the change of the wind and shift of the fire.
They began to call for the evacuation of thousands in certain subdivisions.
My sister (in-law) walked outside to see the fires emerging over the ridge by their subdivision.
This was the view as they drove away:
I can not imagine the feeling of driving away from your home not knowing if it would still be standing tomorrow. I can not imagine the idea of loosing everything you own at once. However, I am confident that everything they truly needed was out of that house and on their way to safety:
their children were safe!
Furniture can be replaced, homes can be rebuilt, clothes, shampoo, food and all the cute little knick-knacks can be re-purchased. But nothing can ever replace a family member!
So this is my gift to my sister (in-law), a little token of my love.
Their “Circle of Love” can not be broken,
no fire will destroy what Lisa and Daniel established in 2005.
We added a golden inner circle, I wanted to make it special and
made this gold & silver layers just for her…
Please continue to pray for miracles in Colorado Springs!
The “Waldo Canyon Fire” in the Colorado Springs area started on June 23, 2012.
The news reports say it is only 5% contained (meaning 95% of it is raging and wild!).
The projected containment date is July 16th.