Love you, Edie!!
Tuesday before Christmas, a fellow blogger located not three hours from our home, lost her home and all worldly possessions in a house fire. Praises to our Heavenly Father that her family and furry friends escaped all physical harm.
My heart was torn, not only because she lost material things, but the time it took her to create her home, and do the many things she and her husband did with their own two hands.
I do not know Edie personally, but have communicated with her a couple of times through blogging. She is an inspiration, a deep lover of Christ, a studier of His Word, and continually seeking to learn Biblical truth and understanding of the Scriptures. She's loves to cook, bake, and create. She is a home school mom, dedicated to her family. She loves the things I love, including chocolate, coffee, and iced cookies.
She could be my BF. I love reading her blog and take much inspiration from her. She's an avid reader, and I write down some of the things she's reading like, Tapestry of Grace, to search for and read myself.
Edie, this is to you! I tip my glass of--well, my cup of coffee--to you! Please know I was heart sick for you when I heard of the loss of your home. I wanted to drive over and just bring you something of comfort. Instead, I prayed and I ask the Comforter to wrap His loving arms around your family and give you peace.
In the words of a precious one at five years old (in my kindergarten class) when talking about fire safety, he stepped forward and faced the class saying, "My mama taught me that if you are in a fire to get out, and don't try to get 'stuff' cause your can replace 'stuff' but you can't replace people."
I laughed and cried that day at his so profound words (about twenty years ago), because of the absolute truth in that statement. It hurts to lose things, but the most important things are our love ones. You have so beautifully expressed this in your posts. I thank you for that!
I was unable to figure out how to get a picture of Edie to put on this post. You can read her post by going here.