Thursday, April 9, 2009

My son has lost his home....

An hour ago, I received a call from my 26 yr. old son. The apartment building and 3 other buildings are currently burning to the ground. My son could barely breathe to talk to me and all I can say is THANK YOU GOD FOR SAVING MY SON, HIS GIRLFRIEND AND ALL THE OTHER PEOPLE NOW WITHOUT HOMES. My heart hurts for them all. I can only sit and wait by the phone for him to call back. He lives 4 hours away and doesn't want us there,,,he'd rather come home. He will come home as soon as he can...but his friend will drive. His roof and ceiling were about to fall in on him. I think I need to hug him worse than he needs to hug me:(

Thank God my husband is home....the flood gates have opened...

Stay safe friends....love one another...life is too short not to appreciate every second.

Cindy F.

25 comments:

Gabi said...

How terrible for your son. Loosing everything in the flames is devastating. But - as you said - the most important thing is that their lives were saved. Hopefully he'll arrive soon at your house.

Terri said...

Sorry to hear about that Cindy. But thank goodness they all are alive and well.

Anita H said...

How awful for all of them. thank goodness no one was hurt, and "things" can always be replaced. Frustrating for you to be so far away right now.

Anita

Jan said...

Thank God they are okay. Big {{hugs}} to you and your family.

Juls said...

Oh Cindy....(((((((big hugs))))))). I know you will feel better once you see your son and hold him in your arms! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!!!

Suzie said...

Oh My Stars, Cindy!!

I know this is shocking and numbing for all of you, and the minutes will drag by until you can see that he is ok, with your own eyes, and give him lots of TLC. My heart is aching for all of you.

You already said what we all know. Thank the Heavens that he and everyone else is safe. Once he gets back to your home, the "taking care of basics" will set in, and you will almost go into auto-pilot, making him comfortable, and then you will feel better too.

Later, when when everyone is rested, will be the time to start taking everything one step at a time. Don't think about all of that now. It will seem overwhelming. Justs focus on the fact that he is safe.

Know that we are here for you, supporting you in spirit!

BIG Hugs!!!
Suzie

Valerie L. said...

Oh my god Cindy!
I read your message and had tears in my eyes! He's lucky in this bad event, and I know that with a mom like you, he will feel better soon with you.
My toughts are with you and your son!

Carla said...

Oh my god!! That's terrible!! I'm so sorry Cindy, but I'm glad his ok.
(((HUGS)))

Stephanie said...

Oh my gosh! I am so sorry for what happened to him but I am thankful that he is safe. You and your family will be in my thoughts tonight. *Hug*

Melissa33 said...

Oh Cindy how horrible for the victims. Make sure that hug is a tight and long one!! And then give him one from each of us too for good measure. Keeping you in my thoughts.

Kim said...

Thank God he and the others are safe. Things can be replaced; people can't.

Vickie said...

Oh Cindy!! Thank goodness he is safe! I know you will be relieved when you get to see him.

Mimosa said...

I'm so sorry to hear about that, Thank God they are okey.
(((hugs)))

BW said...

So glad to hear that everyone is safe. Will keep your family in my thoughts.

Elfie said...

It's truly a blessing that your son is not harmed. Possessions can be replaced in time, devastating as the loss is when it happens. My thoughts are with you and your son.

Sabine S. said...

Oh Cindy! I'm so sorry to read this! Hold him close and be his Mom, the rest you can work on tomorrow. Your family is in my thoughts.
Sabine

Claire said...

Sorry to hear about your son's home loss. And thankful that he is safe and well. But what an awful thing to have happened. Your family are in my thoughts.

Hugs
Claire

Caroline said...

This is terrible news! All the best, and I'm so glad they're going to be OK.

Maxine said...

OMG Cindy I am so glad that your son and all the other's concerned are safe! (((hugs))) take care Hun.

Joke said...

Cindy, I just don't know what to say right now. This is bad news, but also good news, knowing your son is safe is the most important right now. I'll be thinking of you, hugs,

Joke

Wendy said...

Cindy, this is really bad news!! The most important thing is that your son is not hurt at all. I wish I could hug you now and do something for you. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Sending you Belgian size hugs,
Wendy

Carolyn NC said...

Cindy,
I am so sorry to hear about your son's apartment. Praise God that he and the others are safe! But I imagine this will be so hard on them to lose their belongings. It's so good that they are able to come to you. Hug them all you want! Will pray for them.

Marie said...
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Marie said...

Dear Cindy,
I know that words are not enough in cases like this one, but let me tell you how much it hurts me to hear that news.
I want to tell you that, somewhere in France, someone sends you her support by her thoughts.
With all my heart, Hugs.

Ingrid said...

o my God I have not read, what terrible ... but thank God your son and his girlfriend not hurt, a lot of courage and big hug