|Me and My Hubby---blessings and more blessings|
This past week had its challenges...first my husband's little pickup truck broke down and seems to be permanently broken. Next, our "spare" refrigerator stopped freezing, causing us to throw out a lot of defrosted meat. These are challenges...expensive issues to repair...and we have been frustrated by these events.
BUT, last weekend, just ten miles down the road, a wildfire swept through the forest, leaving ten families homeless and many others had to be evacuated. Those ten families lost everything. They don't have any refrigerator, stove, roof, walls, furniture...nothing left but ashes. Many of these people were poor and struggling to begin with. Some did not have any insurance on their dwellings. They have nowhere to turn.
So how can I complain? I really cannot. We also live in the forest. When the wind is just right, we can still smell the smoke from those fires that are smoldering It is a reminder to us of how fortunate we are that we are not the ones consumed in the fire. Makes us really stop and think...