I am so grateful that my house is standing

One of the only garden decorations still standing.

by Adela Trainor

There are neighbors all around me that lost their homes, including Dennis and Claire, my next door neighbors. I don’t really feel guilty, just sorrow for all those that lost their homes, and it will feel very lonely going back. I miss Claire already!

What I really felt badly about was that I had neighbors across the street that didn’t know about the evacuation until they awoke to burning bushes outside their bedroom window!

I am so grateful that my house is standing. I am even more grateful to know that the community I love and talk about so much is everything I thought it to be was so helpful to all—simply wonderful.

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