🔥 Fire

I heard some commotion outside.

On Wednesday night, I was recording a podcast around midnight.

I heard some yelling…some screaming outside.

I looked out the window and saw what looked like smoke, but didn’t think much of it.

The screaming & yelling got louder.

I ran to look out Ava’s window.

And the house across the street was in flames.

I quickly ran downstairs.

Put on my shoes, and opened the front door.

And was greeted by a heat on my face as if I stuck my head in an oven.

Here’s what I was looking at;

Never in a million years did I ever expect something like this to happen to us”

Said the new Dad at the foot of my driveway as we watched the flames spread.

He was standing in a t-shirt, boxers and socks.

I ran inside to grab pants, a hoodie and a pair of shoes for him to wear.

He’s a much larger man than my 5’8″ frame, so none of them were his size. He did take the shoes, which were about 4 sizes too small.

Him, his pregnant wife and young daughter escaped unharmed.

They were sleeping and woke up to a burning smell.

He checked the house and didn’t see anything, so went back to bed.

A few minutes later, his wife noticed the smell was getting stronger.

He thought to check the garage, as that was a spot he hadn’t checked.

There was the fire.

He attempted to throw towels on it, which made it worse.

Grabbed the garden hose, but that was as useless as a leash on a goldfish.

Life can change in an instant.

For this family, who sadly didn’t have renters insurance, their lives are forever changed.

Be grateful for what you have.