Sunday, April 29, 2012

Prayer Request

My dad's house burned down yesterday.  Luckily, he was out of town and so was not hurt.  The hot water heater is the cause, we believe.  He didn't have much, but he didn't have insurance either so the loss feels great.

It was weird looking at my childhood home all charred.  The home was built in the twenties.  It was once gorgeous and showed tell-tale signs of what a beauty it used to be...double french doors with original glass door knobs. Heavy wood trim throughout, built-in book cases, shelves, and window seats.  If it had been maintained, it would have been a real treasure, but truth be told, it had run down.  Even so, it was  all he had left in the world.  I worry for him.  I don't know how to fix this.  I pray a lot.  I used to also pray every night to win the lottery so that I could fix his place for him.  Really, I pray that I can buy a nice place for my mom, my in-laws, and my dad, but don't we all?  It will feel strange to not pray that prayer anymore.  

Maybe you could add him in your prayers, too.  Since I don't even know where to begin, I'm just asking God to do his thing.  I trust in that.


Marguerite said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad's house. It's such a tragedy, but thank God he wasn't home. I will be keeping him in my prayers.

A Kitchen Witch said...

Thanks, Marguerite. You're an angel.

Stephen said...

I'm so sorry. He's in my prayers.