Morning Folks. I am back on-line and in our new home. We are still unpacking Ed's things and my movers arrive on Monday. We love our new home but are finding it difficult to celebrate it in the midst of the news that Ed's son John lost his home to a fast moving fire on the day he was helping us move.
He and his wife Robin, their 3 children (Zeppelin 7, Arabella 5 and Indigo 17 months)were not home at the time and they are safe and sound. But they lost everything. Here are some pictures of their home the day after the blaze.
John and Robin are hanging on and trying to stay strong for the kids' sakes. But it is very emotional for them, as one can imagine. Insurance is covering their loss financially, thank goodness, and they are staying in a hotel suite where Santa will be able to find them on Christmas Eve.
The kids have their moments and will from time to time be talking about something they have and realize anew that they no longer have that toy or favorite book. The fact that their Christmas tree and decorations were already up is something 7 year old Zeppelin keeps mentioning to me. Their church has been a big help to them and they are overwhelmed by the generosity of strangers and friends. It means so much to them when they hear a kind word from people they know. If any of you would like to send a card or a note of support to them, you can send it C/O Ed Eaton 6827 Bucksland Dr., Ooltewah, TN 37363. This is our new address. Please keep them in your prayers over the holidays. I know it will help.