Home Sweet Home

As many of you know, my house was dangerously close to the recent fires that happened this last weekend. I was able to visit my little home town that was devastated by the fires. My mom took me around to all the hard hit places and these are some pictures of what we found. This first picture was taken right outside my track of homes. It is of the riverbed, the bike trail we commonly use, and some of the houses in my track of homes.

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This next picture is of the apartments that are located directly behind my track of homes. They were hit pretty hard.

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This next picture is of a park that our community built when I was in junior high. We got the money together to build it and it turned out so beautiful. My sisters and I put our hand prints on a tile that then went into the walls surrounding this park. This is some of what it looked like before the fire.

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This is what it looked like today when I saw it. Praise the Lord Yorba Linda is a pretty wealthy town, and there are already plans in the works to rebuild the park.

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There were also a number of streets that were still blocked off at the time we went to look.  They are trying to keep people like us (lookiloo’s) off the affected streets.  It was amazing to see the devastation in your own town, I know living in southern california there are many people who can empathize with me, but there is nothing like seeing things that are familiar to you burnt down.  Thanks for your prayers to those of you who called and thought of us.  We really appreciate it, the fire truly did go right around our house and left it unaffected.  Here are a few more and thanks to the firefighters who helped save many houses from being burnt down.

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4 thoughts on “Home Sweet Home

  1. That’s exactly what I thought when I layed my head down on my own bed Sunday night, “home, sweet, home,” and thanked the Lord.

  2. Thank God that your family and your home are safe. The pictures brought back memories that made me so sad, but thankful. No one knows what it’s like until you have to be evacuated and then come home and drive thru your town to see what happened. Here come those darn tears again!

  3. Brooke, I didn’t know those fires were so close to your home! I don’t get a ton of news out here in Qatar, but I did hear the fires were going on in CA. I’m glad to hear you are ok as well as your family.

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