So I headed out of the neighborhood this morning and noticed heavy, thick, shooting to the sky black smoke. I drove slowly by the road it was coming from and noticed that it looked like the house of some people I know. I slam on brakes and back up and head down there. Sure enough....it is there house and it is totally engulfed in flames. The entire house. There was a guy standing there who had no cell phone. He'd forgotten it and was screaming to get help from a neighbor. I called 911 and gave them the address and then I sadly had to call the family who lives there. I waited for her to get there. She had 2 of her kids with her. The youngest was at day care. They lost everything. I feel so bad. The kids come see me all the time. They either walk or ride their bikes. They were just here last week. I went and bought them an outfit apiece and also took them toothpaste, soap, shampoo, razors etc....
While I was in line to pay for the clothes I asked the cashier what target's policy was on returned clothes. I went on to tell him I was buying them for 3 kids who'd lost it all this morning in a fire. The lady behind me was listening and as I paid she asked me if she could give me a gift card to give to them. It was for 50.00. How nice was that?????? Oh gosh....I've cried a lot today. Some happy and some sad. I remember how it feels. I lost mine almost 3 years ago now.
For any of you who pray....please remember this family. I'm not sure about insurance and all that. All I know is there is a heart broken family and 3 kids who don't even have a toy to play with. They also had a brand new puppy who was in the house. Very very sad day for them.