Monthly Archives: September 2014
There was a massive fire only a street away from our house! It was super scary!!! It was started by a bad power-line. The flames ran up the side of the mountain and on to the bluff we live… It was defiantly life changing… Fear is powerful, it is brain numbing too at times… I rarely have faced a situation where I lost the power to think. I was mentally and physically frozen for a few minuets. So I prayed… Because that is what I do when I know not what to do, I ask God. And then I made mental notes of where the animals were, where what I needed to save was… I was faced with the reality. It is really interesting what really goes though your mind when faced with the question- There is a fire, what is the one thing you save? If the fire reached us, I would loose so many items, some collectors, none of them as important as the my family and pets… The first thing I thought of, was I have no pet carrier for the cats, what will I do with them? Let them outside to fend for themselves if it comes to it, animals are smart and they have instincts would they make it? No… I’ll try and wrap them in a towel put them in the car hope I don’t drop them on the way down… If I must I will… I told myself Then I quickly found my dog leash, and got her downstairs. (I live on a second story with stairs on the outside.) I kept a close eye on the fire. I have to say the Firemen were fast, brave and awesome! The news said we had only seven fire trucks, but I counted about thirty-three of all types.. There was even helicopters working hard to put the fire out!
I was about to pack up and get us all of us out of the house but then I looked over to the empty field next door and saw about ten deer peacefully eating grass and sleeping. After that I felt peace and I knew we would be safe. Just then the wind shifted and instead of blowing north it stated to blow west… Which was good! Soon after that They had the fire out near the homes, but the fire moved fast west… The poor firemen worked well into the night and into the next morning to get the massive fire out.
We were so blessed not to have any homes or people hurt in our small town. The firemen did an awesome job! God is so good! Sometimes still when I see smoke I quickly go over the emergency list I have prepared in my mind, what I need to do etc as i it were a natural reaction… Fear is a funny thing and very powerful… This whole thing was super scary but a great lesson of faith and a real test. One which I am glad we didn’t have to take!
♥Love ya, Amy Jane Sandberg
Hello Dear Friends,
I just got back from Camping. It was a great trip. I wish so many of you could have come with us and enjoyed the serenity away from the Hurried lives most of us all now live.
It is so funny how your environment can change how you act how you think. I used to debate that as being false… But I have found I was wrong. I know an Environment change can be good but it doesn’t always work on all people. I know this is not always true. And it hasn’t been for me. However after a week-long of camping I have trained myself in a way that I didn’t expect I’m using way less water than I used to. And I thought I was pretty good at conserving water before this trip. I keep looking for fire to burn my paper trash. I am surprised to put on clean clothes and not feel sand or dirt inside. A shower feels like a blessing. What a joy not to have to sponge bath. (We I have driven 40 miles to the shower. But we were having so much fun.) My bed almost feels too big and to soft. I feel spoiled. It was such a joy and such a great trip I can’t help but want to climb back into the car and go back. I miss the computer and the games and the phone but I hardly get on the computer other than to write. It was peaceful and serene in ways I have never experienced before. I really truly wish I could have shared this experience with so many of you; but certain few people for sure.
If you have not been camping before I’d totally suggest it!
♥ Love ya,
Amy Jane Sandberg