Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Deja vu...

Almost one year ago Colorado Springs fell victim to the Waldo Canyon Fire. It's the worst our city had seen in a long, long time. Hundreds of families lost their homes and several timeless landmarks were lost. It was devastating for so many of our friends. Our community rallied and rebuilt quickly, and with help from friends, family and strangers, the families who lost everything are moving on...

Today I was riding home with a friend from dropping my van off at the mechanic when she noticed a little plume of smoke off to the distance. We talked about it briefly and moved on to something else... By the time I got home a few minutes later, Kameron looked out our back window and said, "What's THAT?!"

So we turned on the news to see that Black Forest is on fire... This is about 10 miles from our home, not too far from where we used to live. Several of our friends live there and have been evacuated and over 400 acres have been burned so far. We also learned there are 2 other fires in our area and all 3 fires are burning out of control.

We are watching the television, Facebook and out our back window at the same time, seeing many of the same images as we're feeling the same sense of sadness and urgency as we did a year ago. Once again we're watching homes go up in flames as families are being evacuated not knowing if they'll have a home to return to. Once again it is devastating. I can't believe this is happening again. *sigh*

Please be praying for our firefighters and other EMS workers. Please be praying for all the families being evacuated. Please be praying for Colorado Springs and Fremont County... again. I love this town so much and I know that once again, we'll rebuild and come back Colorado Strong. It's just sad.

Here are some early images from 2 of the fires... it's going to be a long night ahead for Colorado.


Lynn said...

When I heard about the fires in CO my first thought was of you! Praying so that they're all under control quickly without any more loss of property or especially life!
Psalms 31:14-16, 24 But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God. My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me. Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake. (24) Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.
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my family said...

im with lynn i thought of the garcias and said a quick prayer for all. hope yall are safe and out of harms way.
continuting to pray for firefighters, medics, citizens and all in colorado.
as i watched the news last night all i could think was not again!

Lynn said...

Know that I'm here lifting up thoughts and prayers. Praying so hard that all goes well tomorrow!!!!
Psalms 107:28-31 Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven. Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
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Anne B. said...

Just got back after being away for a week.....and saw this.....and no new update.....Praying right now that you are all safe under the protection of our Father in Heaven! (((HUGS)))!!!