I had no idea when I woke up this morning that just a couple hours later I would be told to pack up what is important and get out of our house.
50+ foot flames in our back yard.
Smoke so black and thick that I couldn't even see our neighbors fence.
Police Officers and Fire Fighters running down our streets.
It's amazing how helpful and caring people are when bad things happen.
I had neighbors coming over to take my kids before I could even calm myself down and realize what was actually happening.
Once I knew they were safe I went back in the house and completely froze.
What is important?
Other than making sure my family was out, I had no idea.
I always thought I would know what to take in that kind of situation.
So I just started grabbing pictures, computers, diapers, some clothes, and important documents...
What a crazy day.
I realized I didn't grab Braden's blanket or Alexa's puppy, which are the things they would have grabbed...bad mommy moment. Thank goodness everything turned out okay. :)
Thank you so much to everyone who was praying and texting and calling!
Maybe sometimes we all need a close call to remember what is really important.