Saturday, June 11

No strings attached

In three hours it will be one week since our nightmare began. One week since my parents' home of nearly 41 years went up in flames. It was the single most terrifying moment of my life - and one that I would not wish on anyone.

Despite losing our home, one car, generations of possessions, and two dearly loved cats we have gained much: love, compassion, generosity.

We have been astounded by the outpouring of donations and acts of kindness. A car. Monetary donations. Gift cards, Hugs. Raffles. Water. Shade. More hugs. Someone to cry with. Free services. The list goes on and on and on.

We have discovered we are not alone. 

That no man (or woman) is an island.

We are family.

And we thank you.

"Here is a good stick for your house. It is a gift. A free gift. No strings attached. Signed, a member of your family." from Barrington Bunny by Martin Bell


  1. I love your spirit of gratitude and send best thoughts as things move forward.

  2. We have been out of the loop for so long. I am so very sorry to hear about your loss (your nightmare is one of my greatest fears). Especially of the two kitties. Sending lots of love and hugs. I mentioned this in a different post; if there is anything we can do to help, please let us know.
    ~Xyra, et al.