Well, we've been dealt another huge blow. Just as we were relishing the fact that our lives were getting easier now that Jack has outgrown a lot of his issues our world was turned upside down. On Wednesday morning (Drew's 4th birthday) we suffered a devastating house fire. We literally lost everything but the clothes on our backs. Thankfully we were not home and we are all safe. The past 6 days have been an absolute nightmare.
My Facebook post from that evening:
Friends and family.....we don't even know where to start.....thank you all for the outpouring of love and support today. We are truly humbled and blessed by each and everyone of you. Here is what we have for an update: We took the day off today and surprised Drew last night with a trip to the "froggy water slide" in North Conway. At 5:58 this morning our neighbor called 911 to report our house on fire. By 6:15 the house was completely engulfed in flames. Crews responded from about 8 different towns and a second alarm was called just before 7. The fire started outside where we have some lights that run on timers in the evening (they would not have been on at this time). It was not started by Halloween decorations as some news outlets have reported - there were no holiday decorations plugged in at that spot. We have lost absolutely everything including one of our cats. The silver lining is that because we were away we have 2 outfits and a set of PJ's. Had we been home we probably would have only had our pajamas on. Many people have asked how they can help....we will be completely honest and let you all know that what we would most appreciate right now are gift cards (Kohls, JCPenney, Bootleggers, WalMart, Toys rUs) so we can replace what we want to when we want to. Kohl's in Rochester and Bootleggers have generously offered 30% off whatever we need. There has also been a fund set up at Holy Rosary Credit Union for us (Feyler/Snyder Fire Fund). We are taking everything moment by moment and we will get through this together. Thanks again to everyone. All of the calls, texts, messages, etc have meant the world to us.
I plan to start a new blog to journal our journey through this horrific time.