Friday, October 26, 2007

~What They Don't Tell You~

I received my first phone call from my son yesterday. He is safe and for that I am so grateful. Thank you for your circle of prayers:)

What you don't hear on the news......My son informed me that the generosity of people has been over whelming. The firefighters have been given plenty of food, water, along with love and appreciation...and all this from strangers. It is an amazing community that has embraced these brave men and women and the out pour of volunteers has been staggering. The victims (yes that is how I feel for the poor souls who lost their homes and precious belongings since it is being called arson) are also feeling this tremendous giving experience. They may have lost their homes but not their spirit and for that I am grateful. I am in awe of the constant kindness that surrounds the raging inferno, what a beautiful display of strength, faith & hope from those who have lost so much. I am PROUD that my son is able to be simply "one" of many who are able to participate in the saving and healing process. I am honored to be "human" today:) We can be such an incredible species and I certainly prefer our behavior when we act in this fashion. No hate, no wars, no disenchantment with each others faith, ethnicity or class. Life can be wonderful even after tragedy.

The fires are still burning so please keep everyone in your daily prayers. Thanks so very much:)

Hug Life......Marylou
PS...My son shook the hand of the President of the United States yesterday! He had his picture taken with him along with the rest of the crew and I will receive a copy and proudly display it in my home. My son shall never forget that moment as the President thanked him and each member of the Novato Fire Dept. individually for their service. I shall never forget the pride in my son's voice as he shared this moment with me via phone., life is so GOOD:)


Joy said...

The power of prayer! So happy to hear your son is safe Marylou :)

God Bless...

Anonymous said...

Ditto, glad to hear your son is safe! Tell him thanks from all of us.

Sweet Remembrance said...

God Bless him & all the other firefighters! My son was a firefighter and I used to worry all the time. He has since changed careers, not really any safer but he misses firefighting!

Mary Isabella said...

Happy to hear your son is safe. Such a beautiful post. It does to heart good to hear when neighbors ,friends and strangers hepl those in need. Mary

IsabellaCloset said...

Marylou, We are all so grateful for the hard and dangerous work your son is doing. Bless his heart!
What an honor it was for Mr. Bush to have shaken your sons hand! I'm sure it was a moment your son will never forget. What a proud Mother you must be. Your dear son will be in my prayers. God bless and protect him!!
~Mary~ :-}

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I'm so glad that your son is safe.
Thank you for the lovely post.

KJ said...

I live in Southern California and I love this post! Praise God that your son made it through the fires and what an honor to have met the President!

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