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!



  1. March 18, 2013 / 2:12 pm

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

  2. March 18, 2013 / 2:30 pm

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


  3. March 18, 2013 / 2:33 pm

    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!


  4. March 18, 2013 / 2:41 pm

    Horrible, sending prayers!

  5. March 18, 2013 / 2:53 pm

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

  6. March 18, 2013 / 3:11 pm

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

  7. March 18, 2013 / 3:14 pm

    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.

  8. March 18, 2013 / 3:14 pm

    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 🙁

  9. March 18, 2013 / 3:33 pm

    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!

  10. March 18, 2013 / 3:55 pm

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

    Xo Danai

  11. March 18, 2013 / 4:15 pm

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

  12. March 18, 2013 / 4:16 pm

    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.

  13. March 18, 2013 / 5:08 pm

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

  14. March 18, 2013 / 5:09 pm

    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!

  15. March 18, 2013 / 5:21 pm

    Prayers for you and your family!

  16. March 18, 2013 / 5:21 pm

    Prayers to you and your family!!

  17. March 18, 2013 / 6:53 pm

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

  18. March 18, 2013 / 7:02 pm

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

  19. March 18, 2013 / 7:30 pm

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

  20. March 18, 2013 / 8:14 pm

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

  21. March 18, 2013 / 8:35 pm

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

  22. March 18, 2013 / 9:06 pm

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

  23. March 18, 2013 / 9:20 pm

    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!

  24. March 18, 2013 / 11:37 pm

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

  25. March 19, 2013 / 12:17 am

    Praying for him and all the others!

  26. March 19, 2013 / 1:10 am

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

  27. March 19, 2013 / 2:49 am

    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.


  28. March 19, 2013 / 3:05 pm

    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.

  29. March 20, 2013 / 1:39 pm

    Terrible… prayers for your brother/families involved.

  30. March 20, 2013 / 9:18 pm

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

  31. March 25, 2013 / 6:05 pm

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

  32. March 27, 2013 / 6:50 pm

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  33. March 29, 2013 / 6:14 pm

    that is terrifying.

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