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.