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Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

This morning...........

I know my posts are kinda out of order here so for a better update see post below. This morning we were told that the fire was pretty much out and just had a few hot spots. We were under the impression we would be allowed back up the hill by late afternoon. My friend Stacy and I decided to just drive up a bit and make sure there was no activity. We didn't get very far when the winds started to pick up and we were told the road was closed. I was a bit freaked by the site I was driving up to and told them I had to get my animals. The Sheriff let me through and this was the view from our front yard.
I gotta' tell you I was pretty sure it was over for this house and the one above (not in the picture because it was fully engulfed with smoke) We just stood there waiting for it to go feeling very badly for the families. The firefighters got on the roof, drove tankers around it, the DC-10 came roaring back and the fight was once again on. They saved both homes. You should have seen it I was so proud of them. Again, you can't know how thankful Yucaipa is right now. I was thinking if my house smells as bad is it does I cant even begin to imagine the smoke damage to those two today. :( Please remember to pray for the families of the 2 fireman who lost their lives and for God to sustain the wife of the one who is due to deliver their first baby soon. God is good and I believe that even in the worst of times; he will reveal himself to these families. God bless and have a good (peaceful, quiet, non-fire night) ;)


13 comments:

littlecbsmom said...

They are amazing, those firefighters. I was telling the boys this morning what heroes they all are for doing what they do as we looked at some of the pictures online.

I'm glad you are all safe!

Rhonda said...

Wow Christy. When I saw this on the news I was wondering how close it got to you. By these pictures I would say a little too close. I am glad you are all ok and that God protected your house. I hadn't heard about firefighters losing their lives on our news. I will definitely be praying for them and their families.

Love you friend!

Jessica said...

Wow, crazy pictures! It got so close to you guys. We were amazed at how quickly all those firefighters got on that fire. I am SO glad it is out today and you guys can go back home. God is good!

jo said...

God is good!

Stacy Y said...

I am soo thankful is it all over... who would have known how crazy it really got that night. So glad we could help out. I was truly thankful to see my kids in action and see their hearts through it all.

" The LORD is good,a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him, " Nahum 1:7

The Keilers said...

Wow. I can't believe the fire was SO close to you. I will be praying. And especially for the women who have lost their husbands.

Jolene Grace said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS. Reading your two posts is just awe inspiring. Your hubby and his colleagues are true HEROES. I can't imagine what was going through your mind in the midst of all of the craziness the past few days have held. God bless you, dear friend. Please let me know if you need ANYTHING!

Brigitte said...

Yes, it was a great fight and they all worked hard. But I was so sad to read the end of your post. I just hate to hear of lost life and pray that they are in heaven and their families are believers. Thanks for all the updates. We have been very worried about you.

Erica Young said...

So sad to hear about this and I wondered living all the way over here on the other side of the country how it was affecting you. My prayers go out to the families who lost loved ones and the family about to bring a miracle into this world! And prayers go out to you and your neighbors to be able to come home safe and sound. Keep us updated. I love all the pictures.

Diana said...

Wow. I'm glad you guys are all safe. Thank God for our fire fighters!

Eileen said...

Ok, I haven't been on this site for awhile, and I also had no clue that there was a fire in your area. MAN... too crazy close! Glad you are all ok, and my prayers definitely go out to the families of those firefighters. I don't think we honor them enough. Tell your hubby he rocks please, in so many ways, not the least is his service as a firefighter.

christy p said...

Christy you got amazing photos. So glad those houses were saved.

I am devastated about the loss of those two firemen. I just can not imagine what their families and crew are going through.

Great post my friend!

Diana said...

Sure! Just let me know when! ;) And I'm totally serious, it would be great to meet one of the women who has been so encouraging to me and has constantly lifted me up. Plus, from everything you say about them, I'm sure I would get a kick out of your girls.