Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The Bluer Family.
Today was a very emotionally trying day. We started out the day dealing with the fact that our very close friends the Parrs are moving tomorrow. Then, another wrench was thrown into the day that left us speechless, and so very thankful to God! The family you seen pictured above...the Bluers attend our homeschool co op. They have been there for as long as I can remember. The mother Marcie, is the sweetest woman you will ever meet. She has a gentle voice, and a casual demeanor that makes you feel instantly comfortable with her. I've only had the pleasure of teaching a few of their children, but I see them every week. I can't say enough about how polite, respectful and full-of-life they are.
Early this morning, after Steve had left for work....Marcie heard a noise that sounded like glass breaking. She got out of bed, opened her bedroom door......to see flames! Everyone jumped into action and got out of the house, only to discover that the 4 year old child...Sammy was not there! Older brother Jonathon, 17 and athletic ran back into the house to find him. He found him upstairs, and with the house quickly engulfing in flames was forced to drop him into the arms of 20-year old David from the second story. Jonathon climbed down to safety. We are soooo very, very thankful to God that every Bluer is alive and well, and except for some burns on Marcie's feet no worse for the wear.
This story goes on. As soon as word got out, things started to happen. The homeschool community, and the Christian as well have shown their true colors and I am thankful and proud to be a part of it. The Bluers have a long road ahead of them (and we are hoping to get them on Extreme Makeover Home Edition!), but I am quite sure that with God, and his family of believers they will have a story that will be a testament for many.
My daughters have been blessed with an amazing group of girls as their friends. They try to get together once every semester, when the college students are home to have a "Girl's Night". It usually involved, girly movies, dancing, talking and of course chocolate! There are always lots of silly pictures to choose from after one of these events. I was good though and chose a more flattering one. I love all those girls!
It's Saint Patrick's Day and I'm Irish.....can you tell?
Confession....this picture was taken a day or two before the 16th. But, as of this moment I can't find a picture taken on that day. However, Charlie is often looking for a warm body to cozy up to so the likelihood of this happening on the 16th is about 80-90%. ;)
Or maybe, just my husband and son. Ever since the trees were cut down, they have spent some time every now and then sawing and hauling the wood into our back yard. As soon as the ground dries up they will have plenty of work organizing and piling the wood into neat stacks. I don't anticipate needing to purchase a chord of wood for at least another year.