Today there are fires burning everywhere in So Cal. Everywhere.
There is a layer of ash on everything outside and we have been told to keep our windows shut tight. I don't think any fire will actually reach us, but because of the ridiculously high winds, anything can happen.
My next door neighbor is hosing down his roof as a precautionary measure. It makes me think twice, but that's not what worries me.
Phone call from Amy:
"We're on alert here at work. We may have to evacuate. I'll let you know. Gotta go. Bye!"
I didn't have time to recover from that bit of news when the phone rings again. This time it's Adam.
"Mom, the fire is coming over the ridge. Can I spend the night if I need to?"
Of course. OF COURSE!
And then I impotently add: "Be safe."
THIS is why I pray.
(really heavy and prayerful SIGH.)
"Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."
~ Elizabeth Stone