I wrote this at about 9pm last night, but I was unable to send it until now because, although I am home, cable and internet is not yet working.
I am HOME!!! I am HOME!!!! They opened Garden of the Gods from I25 west to 30th and I am HOME!!! My bird is fine. I may have lost a couple of plants on the patio, cable isn’t working, otherwise, everything is the same…except me. I am a person full of gratitude, appreciation, and love. Love for my community, my family, my friends, my clients, my bird, my apartment, everything that is in it, and life!
I am crying now more than I have through this whole experience. I guess I was saving my tears in case I really needed them, and there is plenty to cry for, but now I know the cost physically to me, is a couple of plants. I cry for everyone who lost their home. I cry for anyone who lost their pet. I cry for the people who go home to a neighborhood where their house is the only one standing. I cry because this fire is not close to over and there may be a lot more to cry for before it is over. But mostly, I cry because I am home, and I never knew if I would be again.
I pray that there will be no more reason to cry because of this fire.
To be continued…….