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Thursday, May 6, 2010

God was in Control of this....

  My daughter, Emily, works for 911, and she was at work last night when a call came in from her best friend, Rhonda. Another dispatcher took the call, but knew immediately who it was.
 Rhonda's automobile had caught on fire. It was parked next to the deck behind their house. The house then caught on fire. Rhonda's little dog had started barking, and thank God, Rhonda got up to see what was wrong. She was home alone with all 4 of her kids. Her husband also works for the fire dept. Rhonda got the kids out as they were all in her room asleep. Something she does frequently when Jonathan is working. They lived in a double wide manufactured home. They also had smoke detectors, but with the fire being in the attic it could have collapsed before the detectors even went off.
  The fire spread into the attic, and the firemen worked 5 hours trying to control it. Emily took these pics on the way home from work as Rhonda lives only about 1/2 mile away. When you look at these, you will also say "God was in control." There was no roof whatsoever left on the house.
  The room with the pink stripe wall was Payton's, the oldest child. 
  All in all this was a terrible tragedy, but the best part is that these precious children and their mom were able to get out alive. We are so very thankful as they have always been so special to us.
 Praising God for a miracle in Keithville last night!

4 comments:

susan said...

Shirley-With so many tragedies in the world, thanks for sharing a miracle! This is sure God's hand at work. Hope the dog gets extra treats for life!

Simple Southern Happiness said...

MY deepest prayers and heart go out this family, we are thanking the dear lord for everyone's safe keeping.

Rettabug said...

How scary, Shirley! I am so glad their dog was alert. A real tragedy, averted. God was watching over them!

Cole's Corner said...

WOW! How terrible. I am so thankful they got out in time.