Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sunday Blessings to everyone. In our house there is much praise going up to God today for the safety of our Daughter and Grandchildren. Those of you who follow me on face book know her house burned last night. They all made it out. GOD IS SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!

They came out in pjs. no socks, shoes or coats. They have lost everything. The oldest child wears glasses and they were lost. Our daughter also wears glasses and I do not know if hers were lost.

The ARC put them in a hotel for 3 days. After that I do not know. We have been up all night and have not sorted out things yet. I have not been able to go as I am recovering from pneumonia and my husband leg issues have him in a boot and on crutches and he can barely walk.

There is a Salvation Army and Goodwill in the city where she lives. I am sure the owners of the house will contact these for her by tomorrow. The children return to school on Tuesday. This will give her sometime to sort things through. We are in constant contact on the phone and I am advising and helping her all I can.

My friends what we need most is your prayers. Please join us in thanking God they are all safe. Please pray for guidance for our daughter as she makes decisions in the next few days.

EDIT I am editing this post as many of you have asked what is needed. EVERYTHING as everything was lost. The childrens sizes are Boys size 8 pants shirts 10-12 and girls size 7-8 pants and 10-12 shirts and little boys size 6. my daughter wears large pants and xlarge shirts. There was insurance for the owners but no renters insurance for our Daughter. Thanks so much.


vivian said...

OH DEar MAry! I'm so glad that they are all ok. what a terrible thing to have to go through.. Fire is one of my biggest fears. I will be praying for your daughter and her family. How far away from them are you? I didnt know you were on face book, so am I, I will need to find you there!

Jackie said...

Oh Mary, I will pray for your daughter and her family. Thank the Lord that they all got out.

Is there any place we can send things for them?

God bless.

PEA said...

Losing one's home and all the contents is devastating but as you say, thank God that they all came out safe!! Material things can be replaced but not lives. God was looking over them for sure. The Salvation Army and Goodwill are known to help families in need after a house fire so hopefully it's the same over there. I will get a box together with some items to help them out a we mail it to you?? My prayers continue for them. xoxo

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Thank-you so much for your prayers and words of comfort. You all are so amazing. Yes if you want to help you can mail to me. She lives in the next state which borders ours and is not far away. I will take everything to her. Please e-mail me if you need my address. Thank- you all so much. I do not have the words to tell you what this means to all of us. Hugs and Blessings Mary

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Mary.... I am so sorry... I'm just glad that everyone made it out without injury. Clothes and possessions can be replaced --but lives cannot.

I will pray for them. I know that they will be taken care of since there are so many wonderful people in the world and community. I hope they were involved with a church because that will help also.

Love and Prayers,

Mary said...


Thank you for permission to blog about the tragedy that occured. I have posted about it on my blog and will do my best to see what I can do to help your daughter and her family.

Praying for all of you.

Mike Golch said...

I came to visit from Mary's Writing Nook,to offer my prayers.I posted a prayer request on my site and linked it to her site,I will also add a link to this site as well.

Just Be Real said...

Mary, I am so very sorry for the loss, but so GLAD all made it out okay. My prayers will go up for your family members. ((((((Mary)))))

Laura said...

I found your link on Mike's blog, your family is in my prayers.

Oh Sew Good said...

Do they know how the fire started? It seems a lot of fires around this time start with Christmas lights. My heart goes out to this family. Can you tell us also, what some of the grocery stores are around where your daughter is? (I heard about this from Mary at Mary's Writing Nook.)

Hootin' Anni said...

I am at a loss for words. I just visited with Mary at Mary's Writing Nook and had to come over at once to pass on my condolences and do hope that your daughter and children will be able to get some much needed help locally!!

You're all in my prayers!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Dear Mary,

Know that you and your family are in my prayers. So glad to hear all is safe, God is so good! Though I am far away, I am touching and agreeing with you in prayer my friend.



Lallee said...

Mary, thank God your family is OK. I know you must be so frustrated not to be able to travel to them yet. I pray God's angels are coming forth to help meet their needs. Please send me your mailing address.
lalleescottage(at)gmail (dotcom)

see you there! said...

I held my breath as I read, waiting to know they are ok. Your family will be in my thoughts. Keep us posted about how they are doing.


Amy said...

I am so glad they are safe but how awful!!! Mary--Could you e-mail me your mailing address? I'd love to send you all something.

Crafting by Candlelight

aimee said...

i will pray for all of you. It warms my heart to read your trust and faith in our Lord.


Hi Mary,
Keeping you and your family in my prayers..
Take care of yourself so that you will get better.
Deb :)

Jackie said...

Mary, I got your address from Mary's Facebook page. I will be in contact with you as soon as possible.

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hello Dear Mary. I read about you on My Vintage Studio and had to come by. I'm so very sorry to hear of your daughter and her family losing their home. You are right God is Great and God is good. I thank him that everyone was alright.

I will be praying for them and that the Lord guides and comforts her. I'll be praying for you and your husband as well. I hope you take care of yourself. I know how bad pneumonia can be and I hope your husband continues to heal. All things are good in his name.

With love, Tracy :)

Mary said...

Just stopping by to see how things are going for your family, Mary. I can't imagine how much red tape your daughter must be going through. Praying for one and all.


Joyce said...

So sorry to hear this news about your daughter. Is she far from you all? Possibly there are some churches that may help her as well.......
It's so COLD right now. I pray that they will be alright and I know that the Father is watching over them...obviously since they were not injured and such.
A good friend of ours lost her home in a fire some years ago and though it was tragic.......the LORD restored to her everything she had lost.
Hang in there.....and BE BLESSED,

bluemuf said...

Oh My Mary, How terrible for your daughter and her family. It must be so difficult for you not being able to be with them. I will pray for all of you and I know God will give your all the strength to get through this horrible tragedy.

Take care of yourself and get better.

Big Hugs

KarenHarveyCox said...

I am so sorry to hear about the fire, but rejoicing that they are safe. I can't even imagine what this must be like for them to lose everything. I will be praying for all of them.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi Mary,
I spoke with my mother and she is praying too. She and I are going to mail you a few more things. Prayer is wonderful, but God gave us hands to help. That is what my mom taught me. As soon as I told her about it, she said well maybe we can find Jesus prices and get them some things. Mary, we are all part of the body of Christ. We are praying for a miracle for God to find a place for Amanda and the children.
Expect a miracle.

Rilda Peel said...

Father you know the need and as we come together in agreement your perfect will be done for all this family. Nothing is to big for you so I humbly trust you in this for your plan for them is in Jeremiah 29:11. In Jesus' Holy Name with much love, rilda *U*

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Magnolia Memories08 Seeing With The Heart said...

Mary tonight is my first time to visit your blog..just a beautiful person with a beautiful heart.God is so good..I am praying for your granddaughter and her three beautiful children..I wish i could do more..please keep me updated..Your new friend Vikki

Denise said...

Coming by to check on you and the family.. I am putting together a box to send and will put that in the mail when I can get to the Post office.. Send me an email and let me know if they have somewhere to live yet........ What type of assistance did they get ...... I know you are so tired and I am sure she is struggling with the magnitude of the situation..... I am going to continue to pray...... Thinking of you girl

Mary said...


So glad you are under your electric throws and keeping nice and warm. It's been frigid here and now we are getting snow. About an inch has accululated in the half hour since it started. Before that we didn't have much.

Praying for you and your family.

Kathleen Grace said...

Praise God that everyone is ok! I will be praying for your daughter and the children. I hope they can all get help!

Vee said...

I just read this first on Karen's I missed your post I'm not sure. Yes, I can certainly praise God with you for the safety of these precious lives. Take care of yourself...

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Dear Mary,
I'm so glad I stopped by today! Thank our good Lord for saving all your loved ones from the fire!!!

I will put out a plea for prayer for all of you on my blog! And you will most certainly be in my prayers.

God bless all of you,
Big hugs, SHerry

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Dear Mary,

Dropping by to wish you and your family a beautiful weekend. Chat with you soon my friend.



SharDon Exclusives said...

Mary, this is the first time I have been to your blog. I have heard through the grapevine that your daughter's home burned. Praise the Lord they are all safe. Could you please email me the address where I can send a gift card? I think a gift card is the best all the way around because she could get some necessities that will fit and are needed.
I am also praying for your health and for your hubby too. Goodness, when it rains it pours but the Lord is faithful to bless you ALL abundantly through this trial.

vickie said...

Hi Mary, I come from Karen's blog.
I am praying for you and your family. Thankfully they are safe.
I know churchs and charities will be helping them. I'll check back soon. Praying you and your hubby get better very soon.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I came over from A Scrapbook of Inspiration. I am so very sorry for all they have lost, but thank God they are all safe. My prayers are with you and your family. laurie

Sandy said...

Sorry to hear about the fire, but so glad everyone made it out safely. I can only send prayers, but they are definitely coming your way.


Barb said...


I came to visit from Sherry's blog.
I am praying for your family. God is good, they made it out safely.

If you could please send me an email with the address to send something to.
My email is Barbara(at) the french

Take care of youself and know He never lets us down.


Msartist said...

Dear Mary, I would love to send some items. I have a girl her age. I tried to send an email, but don't know if you received it.
Is there an address to send items to? Wishing you and the family heartfelt wishes. Thank God no one was hurt~ Theresa

Susie Q said...

Oh dear Mary...I am so so sorry for this great loss. Your precious family is in our prayers. Ifthere is an address where I can send something, please let us know...just email me
I couod sen her a gift card...where would she like to shop?? Please let me know. I want to help in some small way. Let them all know they are loved and prayed for. So glad they are all well and safe...that is the most important thing butth eloss of some items is hard I know. Please let me know where I can mail you?? Just email me okay??

Love to you all,

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