May 07, 2014

Flood and Fire

About three months after Joanna was born we were escaping a smoky building and watched our house burn. 

5 days after Lydia arrived we woke up to 6+ inches of water draining into our house. We ended up with 3 feet which destroyed most of our furniture and lots of other things. 

Wonderfully thankful all the babies were safe and we did not get hurt leaving the house. We had a nice walk through waist deep water and then a climb over a fence. 

Clean up/demo was intense for the remainder of the week. Seth is back to work this week and we're just waiting for the place to dry before we can do anything more. I guess we're are "homeless" for the second time in our married life. We have been taken in by family which is a blessing. Hoping this week will bring some news of some temporary shelter. 

Sample of the destruction the flood left behind.

Thanks for praying for us during this very stressful time.

Oh and a few more baby photos...which I finally got to work on today. 

Joanna is adjusting to being a big sister and Lydia is being an awesome sleeper. That makes mommy happy. :)

You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions.   

(That's a comfort. It's just stuff.)


Anonymous said...

So good to hear from you and to know you and your family are safe. You have two beautiful girls, keep the pictures coming. You continue to be in our prayers. Love, Ruby & Ed

Alethia said...

Hello Carol, So sorry about the flood in your house~! Will be praying that you all get what you need soon.