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Just a few days before Emberlee turned 1, John' parent's home of over 20 years burned down, and they lost just about everything except some key treasured items and the clothes on their back.
We sold our house in September, and while searching for a new place, lived with John's best friend. Just two days before we were to close on our town home, a huge storm came into the valley and flooded so many homes that FEMA had officially declared it a national state of emergency. Since we had just moved out of the townhouse, all of our belongings were moved into a storage unit, and the other half was stored in the shed at my Sister Kara & Brother in-law Mark's house. Both locations got extensive flooding, and we lost many of our belongings, including all our furniture (specifically our nice king size bed) except the kitchen table and two dressers. Many of my childhood treasures were destroyed, along with our wedding guestbook. And completely unrelated, I confirmed my decision to take a step away from the Church. I don't feel like these events were punishment or testimony strengthening- just life events in a cause and effect world, and though it was hard, I still dealt with it the same way I have always dealt with hard times.
We are excited to have my Dad come to visit us for Thanksgiving in a few weeks, and to travel to Florida with him for Christmas. I hope to be starting at South mountain community college and hopefully start a part-time job in the winter when we come back from Florida.
We have had some difficult times, but we are grateful that we are alive and our family members are safe.