We Had A House Fire November 28, 2010We lost our home the Sunday after Thanksgiving, November 28, 2010. We had been away for the weekend visiting family for Thanksgiving. When we returned home my mother that lives next door had cooked dinner for us. We went home unloaded one bag form the car, and cause the kids missed our cat, they took him to my mothers with us. We were there for a few hours. At 9:30 p.m. we left. As i rounded the the curve n the drive way I saw my house in flames. All i could here was the sounds ammo going off from my husbands gun. The entire inside of my house was engulfed in flames. I left my husband there to call 911 and took my kids to my parents so they could b safe. It seemed like forever before the fire dept got there. But i know it was only minutes. I stood there watching my house burn. The sound was deafening, like something you see on a movie. Was this really happening to us.
To understand my lose you first have to know the story. I lived in that house since i was six years old. My father worked his *** off buying that house. I was old but it was ours. Just a few years ago my parents gave me the house so I too could have a home for my family. Like I said it was old but it was our home. I felt so guilty like I had let my father down as I watched my childhood home go up in smoke.
So now we r back to the fire. When i finally get back to the house I find my husband one his knees just watching it, crying what are we going to do. There was so many friends and family there it was unreal. As I look back on it all it had to have been 100 people there. We live in the country so there were people I didn't even know there and some that where there that i did that didn't even know that was our house, The community was so unbelievable it was overwhelming.
Since the fire we have cleared where the old sat and put n a beautiful home in its place. It twice the size of the old one and we are so proud of words can not describe. I still look around my new home and say to myself is this really ours. and then I smile and say yes dummy and u deserve it. I hope my story helps someone to know that they are not alone in this.
acrowley0318 31-35, F 1 Response 0 Jul 26, 2011