Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 4th day of May, 2016.

This morning my thoughts are to a city several hours north of Edmonton.

Fort MacMurray.

They are in the midst of wildfires that are engulfing their homes, businesses, schools, almost everything.

In the later afternoon we watched on television and social media the long winding lines of cars, trucks and motorhomes leaving the city.

The line was long and slow as the city was evacuated.

Tears filled our eyes.

I do not know at this time how many homes were lost.

I do not know for certain that there has been no loss of human life or beloved pets.

I do know for certain that the loss of wildlife is huge …. there are no words.

There is no place for them to go.

They cannot outrun the walls of flames that seem to almost reach the sky.

I am almost afraid to check the news to see as last night the wind had increased in it’s strength.

So today I would ask you to keep our fellow Albertans in your thoughts and prayers.

When the call comes for assistance I know that people will rally to help with the fires and lives.

Later with the rebuilding of homes and businesses and the city.

My heart is broken today.

Take care everyone.

Special Hello to: citizens of Fort MacMurray, Alberta ….. you are in our thoughts.

Always, Carol and Alvin

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maria Matthews
    May 04, 2016 @ 12:45:33

    We, in Ireland, moan about our weather but we are lucky. We are spared this horrendous destruction of wildlife, homes and life. I always feel sad and a little lost in understanding the whys and how of this terrible disaster that happens.


    • mynewlifeat51
      May 09, 2016 @ 00:32:05

      Thank you Maria. We are at least lucky that except for a car accident there was no known loss of human life. However; the wildlife and folks pets that they were unable to safe is massive.
      We thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Take Care Maria. Some of my family roots are from Ireland and the rest from Scotland and England. I feel an infinity to the Islands …..


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