Things I Think…
I thank God for His mercy toward me and my loved ones and I thank all of you that prayed for us and our valley. Our personal losses were minimal compared to thousands of my fellow Oregonians.
The Lord gave me strength that my body doesn’t have on it’s own and He preserved us through the prayers of His people.
I’ve prayed without ceasing for days, sometimes using words.
The first night we fled I had to leave Miss Kitty behind…by that evening I could bear it no more and resolved to go back into the fire zone to get her. I didn’t even know if my house was still standing and all the roads in were blocked.
The Lord told me He would give me favor as I came to where they were turning traffic around.
I told the officer what I had to do…”I will not stop you, sir.”
I retrieved Missy…and every day until the roadblock was lifted, I was allowed in to feed the other cats and the stray cats in the neighborhood.
God is good.
I thought I would be able to write today, but I can’t…too much to process…too much grieving that awaits me like an unfinished job or an appointment I must attend.
Let me just say that in this darkest hour I have seen much light.
I’ll try again later.
God bless you and thank you.
God bless you Michael! I’m thankful for His protection during the horrors of these past days. My grandson is a firefighter. He was deployed for over two weeks fighting fires down here.
This is an encouraging post today Micheal. And that officer’s reaction to your need to care for Miss Kitty was a blessing indeed.
Havimg ones town burn is a trauma.. . Rest in your island of God’s grace until life settles into a new routine – and a new confidence in God’s grace I’d suspect
It rained up here last night and i wanted to run up and down our road shouting hallelujah…. guess where I’d be today if i had. 😏
the old cliche still works, God is Good!! and He has been good to all of your fur family…I am glad that you still have a place for you and Miss Kitty, Smokey, Cinabon etc all still have a haven in the midst of the storm…God bless you and yours!
Take all the time you need before writing more, Michael. Just glad to know that you are safe and that God’s mercy was shown on your behalf.
Thank you for sharing Michael!
(For some of us is hard to spell out our thought and turmoils)
Praying for you Michael that the Lord would send rain. So sorry to see what you and others are enduring.
I am in solidarity with you and all Oregonians.
Glad you found Miss Kitty and were able to get her.
Mrs. Muff and me know full well what it’s like to have fur babies and to know that they are indeed family.
I’m so sorry, Michael.
Though you are living through a nightmare, I am very happy you didn’t lose your home or your kitties. May the Lord continue to watch over you are and bring peace and safety to you all.