Recovering from a House Fire: For Edie at Life in Grace

Happy Birthday, Edie.   I hope this day brings unimagined wonderful gifts in the midst of all you are dealing with.  The kind that can't be wrapped in a box.  

I don't know Edie, not really.  I found her kitchen picture above when I was searching Google images for "painted kitchen cabinets" because I plan to paint my own.   When I saw that kitchen it showed me that YES paint can totally transform a room and that YES it is what I will do with my house.  I have the same kitchen cabinet doors.  I read her blog.   Through that I found out that today is her birthday.  

Edie's family has a bigger task right now than transforming a home, because her home was destroyed by a fire two weeks ago.  They have the task of charting a new course in making a home in a temporary place and then figuring out what is next.  

I know from having a child with autism that it helps to talk with others who have "been there."  And I have learned from those very early painful years of having my child diagnosed with autism that life will eventually have a sense of normalcy, and even joy after mourning.   I am hopeful for this for Edie and her family.   I am praying for them. 

If you know someone who is dealing with the aftermath of a house fire, this is a good article to read.   This article has good suggestions for helping families after the fire.

If you'd like to encourage Edie, visit this site and add a link of your encouragement post from your blog.


Robin's Egg Bleu said...

Thanks Dixie! I have friends in Eugene, Oregon who just lost their home to a fire last fall. They were sitting in a restaurant having dinner and saw it on the news. So thank goodness they weren't home...unfortunately, their beloved pets were and did not survive.

I'll forward this article to them.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I am just meeting Edie and my heart is broken but I am so inspired by her.....You have a great blog

Dixie Redmond said...

Thanks, Teresa for your kind words. Prayer is a good thing!

{edie} said...

thank you so much for thinking of us and praying for us during these dark days. it means so much. and thanks for the link to the article.
bless you,

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden