Monday, November 17, 2008

Going Home

The evacuations were finally lifted last night. We decided to wait until this morning to head home. Our house is fine, along with Chris' parents, Jon and Teresa Conk, Scott and Dawn Conk, and Matt and Brooke Flake. Unfortunately as many of you have heard, Chris' Aunt Dori and Uncle Chuck lost their home. It is probably the saddest thing that has ever happened. If any of you have ever had the honor to meet these two outstanding people, you have been blessed. They are the two most generous, loving, caring people you could ever meet. Chuck is bishop in his ward. Even though he knew his house was burning he was still reaching out trying to contact people and make sure everyone was safe. He was up at 5:30 yesterday morning carrying on with his duties. What a faithful servant. Please keep them in your prayers. Thank you for your calls and concern. We are totally fine. We had plenty of time to grab some things from our house and from Chris' parents house. It is funny how little material things mean to you when it comes down to it. I am so thankful for my family and my especially my husband. I am so thankful for our gospel. I love the way that everyone pulled together. Calling and making sure that everyone was okay and had a place to stay. Thank you to Steve and Carol for opening up their beautiful ( and very dangerous home for a grabby one year old) to us. Thank you Gloria for the groceries. You don't know how much your hospitality meant to this shaken little family. Please remember the Flake Family in you prayers.

4 comments:

Lindsay Cahoon said...

I'm so glad that you guys are safe and that your house is okay. I am even more glad that you guys have each other and that my parents have you. Thank you for being there for them. We love you.

Jan Moran said...

So glad you're back home safe and sound. Thanks for being my contact throughout the ordeal.I'll talk to you later.

kellyn said...

very sorry to hear about the flake home. i'm glad y'all were safe.

when things get a bit more settled, i'd be happy to arrange for a few people to come play music in the OC. if chuck wants to have some kind of get together (personal or church event are fine). seriously!

Austin said...

Wow, I am so sorry to hear about the Flake's home! I have been talking to my mom about everything going on and I was praying that all you would be safe!

They will for sure be in our prayers!

Robin