3.18.2013

Count your blessings...

Instead of the usual weekend post, I wanted to share some devastating news.  I'm sorry to be gloom & doom on the blog ...that's normally not the theme around these parts.

My brother's home for the last 10 years was burned to the ground on Saturday evening, along with about 110 other homes in his condominium complex.  Miraculously, no injuries were reported.  Everyone was able to escape to safety, except many precious pets.  
 Here is a photo from a nearby road.
 The next day.  110 homes in 26 buildings ...nothing but ashes.

Please join me in keeping the residents of these homes in your prayers as they begin their long road to recovery!

42 comments:

  1. Wow how devastating! I will definitely keep this in my prayers this week.

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  2. wow this is so sad..praying for ur family and those that lost pets!

    Meghan

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  3. This is so terrible! I am glad no one got hurt...

    Xo

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  4. Oh, I can't find the right words - BUT want to wish your brother the best and enough strongness for the hard time. It sometimes REALLY seems to be at the end, but then a little or x-small light glimmer/glint of hope and luck RETURN!

    All the best to all of the families and people who loose their homes at this dramatic place! - Hope and luck to all of them!

    Bye,
    NIKA

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  5. Oh my goodness! How terrible. I will keep the residents in my prayers.

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  6. Oh, How awful, I'll definitely be keeping all of those affected in my thoughts, x

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  7. Megan, do you know what caused the fire? I live in a condo and it's one of my biggest worries, fire traveling from unit to unit uncontrollably...Regardless I wish your brother (& all of his neighbors) peace and patience in the coming weeks.

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  8. I live in Charlotte and this was on our morning news and was a teaser for our afternoon news... Feel so horrible for everyone, epsecially your brother and all of those pets :(

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  9. This is devastating! I am so sorry to hear about all of those residents that lost everything, not to mention their precious pets. Sending much needed prayers their way!

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  10. soo sorry to hear this, sending thoughts and prayers to your family and those affected.

    Xo Danai

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  11. so sad :( I hate seeing things like this, but especially in our own "hometowns". Praying for Mark and all of the other residents!

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  12. This is terrible. Do they know what caused the fire? So very unfortunate, but so amazing that not one person in those 110 homes was hurt. That's a blessing. My prayers go out to the families as they rebuild and recover. www.styleoyster.blogspot.com

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  13. Oh my gosh how awful! So happy to hear that your brother is safe. Keeping them all in my thoughts and prayers

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  14. Fire is so devastating, but how miraculous that no one was killed (minus the pets, that's extremely sad). One of my pet peeves, especially on Mondays, is when people complain, complain, complain their morning away on FB. They could have it so much worse than having to just go to work, raise a baby, etc. We do need to count our blessings!

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  15. Prayers for those who lost their homes and their pets! So sad!

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  16. Prayers for you and your family!

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  17. Prayers to you and your family!!

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  18. Prayers to you and yours,I am glad to hear no person was harmed. Heartbreaking to hear about these sweet pets. So sorry.

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  19. Praying right now!! i am glad to know noone was hurt but this is still devastating!!

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  20. Oh my gosh--I am so sorry! That is terrible...prayers for your family.

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  21. Oh my gosh. Thoughts and prayers - especially over the pets that can never be replaced. so horrible.

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  22. Oh my goodness, this is horrible! Praying for all of those families and residents.

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  23. Gah, that is awful. But I am so thankful that your brother and no one else was hurt! What a miracle!

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  24. I went to Coastal Carolina and used to live nearby. So unbelievably sad. Keeping your brother in my prayers and sending positive thoughts your way!

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  25. Truly devastating. I'm praying for your brother and the others affected. The poor pets too :(. Sending my love.

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  26. Praying for him and all the others!

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  27. So sad. I hope things get back to normal for your brother and everyone else affected soon!

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  28. This is so horrible! I would gladly lose all of my possessions in place of my cat - she's been my bff for 5 years! Best of luck to these families, I can't believe how many condos were affected! I'm sure/hope the community will do a lot to help them.

    jess
    Wanderlusted

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  29. I have been praying for you and your brother. I can't imagine what he is facing, but I am asking Jesus to provide for him. Blessings.

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  30. Terrible... prayers for your brother/families involved.

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  31. Oh my gosh that's horrible! I saw something on the news about fires down there're. Sending my thoughts and prayers!!!!

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  32. I saw this on the news, so so awful. I can't believe your brother lived there! Did they figure out what started it?

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  33. oh my gosh! so glad you are safe. prayers are being sent their way.


    love, rach.
    www.so--hi.blogspot.com

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  35. OMG. This is terrible. I cannot believe this happened. I will keep your brother and all of the others in my prayers. So sorry to hear this sad news.

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  36. sending my love to you hun! <3

    http://thisgirlloveschic.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  37. This is so terrible! My prayers are with them all x

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