The Fire Burns On

Last week we were able to go home again. We were still on Pre-Evacuation Notice, but the very fact that we could sleep in our own beds gave us strength and comfort to face another day. It gave us hope. Then the rains came. They poured. And with them came a shower of blessings and…

Coming Home

On day 20 we get to go home. Today is the day. After weeks of waiting and wondering, we were notified that we would be placed under pre-evacuation notice once more, but that we get to go home. We have to drive slowly because the fire is still a threat and the firefighters are still…

I Want to Go Home

The other day I had the privilege to visit a friend up in Woodland Hills. They’re home now – no longer evacuated. The fall leaves greeted us, as my mom and I drove up the winding mountain side. Autumn. It’s my favorite time of year. When we pulled up to the house, I stepped out…

The Fire is Here

The fire is here. How are you doing? How are you feeling? Questions I have no idea how to answer. How can I adequately describe all the emotions that are filling me up inside? How does someone describe how it feels to possibly lose the only home they have ever known? I don’t know. Turmoil….

A Fire is Coming

A fire is coming. You’re being evacuated. You only have 20 minutes to grab whatever you can. …What do you take? It is 4:51 a.m. and I’m still awake. I can’t sleep. I can smell the smoke and the ash in the air, but maybe it’s because I just went outside to get something out…