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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

feeling grateful.

this morning the little ones & i stumbled across every little boys dream... an entire parking lot full of fire engines. big & small trucks. red, yellow & green trucks. trucks from both near & far. my boys were in heaven. & while recent, unfortunate events may have inspired this particular gathering, it's comforting to know that someone has "our backs". last year, the fires were a little bit too close for comfort. finding out your neighborhood has been evacuated doesn't exactly warm your heart. i can only imagine how the most recent fires have affected people & their lives. so, for today, i am simply grateful.

5 comments:

Little House on Green said...

I'm very grateful too! I blogged about the fire in Santa Barbara (that's 2 this year alone!) because that's my home town and my parents & friends are there. I do know people who have lost their homes this week. But, I am thankful for those firefighters, they work so hard . . . and now it seems year round for CA.

Glad you are safe!

mama jo said...

living here in california...we need to always remember what the firemen do for us...every year they are out fighting fires for us...so, i agree...a big thank you...

Kirby3131 said...

I don't live in California, but once I was traveling through Northern California with a friend of mine from Norway. We'd been driving and seeing a lot of smoke but none of it was too near our travel route. We stopped at this restaurant for lunch and most of the restaurant was full of firemen. They were soot covered from head to toe. We were just in awe of their service. My Norwegian friend was just overcome with emotion. It was incredibly powerful.

TravelinOma said...

We were visiting little grandsons in Boston one time, and there was a small fire in their apartment complex. The fire engines came and the guys in their big hats and overalls jumped out and did their work while my little boys watched. The men smiled and waved as they drove off, and they became even more heroic in my eyes. Good people serving the community are the best examples kids could have!

Steph said...

I am so trying this, My son loves oreos!!!