Monday, October 22, 2007

Stay Safe Southern California


My prayers and thoughts are with friends and family throughout Southern California at this time. Anjin and I are fortunate that the fires are not too close to our own home, but the same cannot be said for others we know. It is impossible to walk outside and not smell and see the smoke and ash in the air. Unfortunately the winds are not helping matters, causing havoc throughout the Southland, including downing power lines and trees.

Many thanks to all of the firefighters, volunteers and other rescue personnel out there who are working long and difficult hours to save lives and property. You too are in my prayers.

(Thank you also to all of you who expressed concern and sent us well wishes.)

15 comments:

  1. I'm keeping a good thought for you, I hope you can stay safe.

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  2. I'm glad that you and your husband are safe. I will keep Southern California in my prayers.

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  3. Stay safe and I will send showers of prayers and good thoughts your way.

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  4. I am so glad you are ok. These fires are horrendous and I understand the wind will not die down until tomorrow. Some people at our church who are in the CHP are on their way down today in a twenty vehicle convoy to help with evacuees, etc. Fire trucks have been passing through town for the last two days. Scary stuff. Take care and keep us posted. {{Hugs}}

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  5. Such a terrible suspense...waiting and watching. I find these fires terribly frightening each year even though far away from them. Keep safe.

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  6. I've been reading reports in the newspapers here in Canada of course but you've brought it home. Today we are having constant rain - I'll try sending some your way so you'll stay safe!!!

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  7. The Red Cross here in Connecticut is calling for volunteers to be on call to leave for California at a moment's notice. It's touching the whole country. So glad you are not close enough to be in danger, but keeping those who are in my thoughts.

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  8. I just heard about this over at Kim's blog (Honeyed Words). She lives in San Diego and had to evacuate :( My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  9. Where do you live? I have friends and relatives in Del Mar, Escondido, Fallbrook, Vista, Oceanside, San Marcos, etc., etc.,

    My heart is breaking for everyone out there.

    Stay safe.

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  10. I've been following this on the news. I'll keep all of you in my prayers and I hope you stay safe!

    The photo is amazing, btw. I can't believe something so destructive can, at the same time, be almost beautiful.

    cjh

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  11. I have been wondering if any of my blogger friends are in California. Stay safe and careful. Bless those firefighters -- such brave men and women.

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  12. I hope the fire will be diminished soon and that everyone is safe. You will be in my thoughts, Wendy.

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  13. It's horrible what's happening. So glad to hear you and your husband are safe. Sending out good vibes to everyone out there.

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  14. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. It is always heartening to hear how other communities are coming together to aid their neighbors and I am sure we all appreciate the help and willingness of others to volunteer like that.

    This fire has been such a tragedy for so many. Just one of many disasters that has impacted the world in recent months, no less devastating, but it can be even more frightening when it touches so close to home.

    Thank you again!

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