Posted on January 7, 2014
Here is a message from Bobby and Michelle that they asked me to share with you all....
Our Dear friends and family,
Our hearts have been a bundle of mixed emotions over the last few days. A mixture of sadness, confusion, depression and misplacement, and then when we were sure we had lost everything a glim light appeared in our tunnel of despair. We have been utterly humbled at the outpouring of LOVE and KINDNESS from all of our friends, family and even some we don’t know. The amount of support has been immeasurable and for that we are truly grateful. We feel that words are not enough for all of the love we have been shown; however at this point all we have is our words. They say that tragedies bring people closer to Christ, and Bobby and I couldn’t agree more. Among all of this mess, so many blessings have poured through from receiving warm meals at our doorstep, to free clothes and needed items, to prayers and support and even to secret blessings that God had started to put in place before the fire. Among the things we lost our big items on our hearts were our computers and our hard drive because that had Bobby’s portfolio, important documents and our wedding pictures. Bobby never wore his Carhart coat to work at his Architecture job and on Friday he wore his Carhart to work and placed our hard drive in his pocket. Our friends were just about to wash his coat last night to remove the smoke smell and ash when they decided to double check pockets and that’s were they discovered our hard drive. We are also delighted that our vehicles appear to only have heat damage and will be able to be repaired. There is a saying that goes God is good, all the time and we couldn’t agree more! We also could not be more blessed to have the wonderful friends Kelsey and Megan have done so much for us we just hope one day we can do the same for them or someone else in need.
I know a lot of you want an update as to our plans from here, but we honestly don’t have one yet. Since we did not have insurance on our “Nest” (the name we had given to our little fifth wheel home) we are now at the mercy of the homeowners insurance, so for all of you that are praying, please continue to pray that we receive good news for us, the homeowners and our wonderful friends Andrew and Kayla Brummett who also lost possessions.
Again we are so humbled by all of your love and we pray that this will all pass over soon and we can have the opportunity to pay it forward. Thank you ALL for your LOVE and PRAYERS. Please continue to keep us in your prayers and we will try and keep you all updated! Love you all, and may the Lord bless and keep each one of you.
-Michelle and Bobby