Friday, October 12, 2012

Moving forward...

How can one find the words to express their deepest gratitude to a community of friends? I have been so touched and overwhelmed by the outpouring of response concerning the tragic fire that devastated my home on Tuesday. I thank the Lord above for his blessed intervention in the form of a good Samaritan that saw the fire at the back of the house and woke my son and I and got us safely out of the house. 
Donations have been pouring in through the "donate" button found on blogs through JustRite Stampers, Spellbinders Paper Arts, Splitcoaststampers, Quietfire Design and The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and fellow design team members blogs. I am so amazed by the heartfelt comments and generosity and I want you to know that my heart will be forever enriched by this. 
Though this is a devastating time for my son and I, having to start all over, just having the support and prayers have buoyed our spirits as nothing else could. I have found us a place to live and now comes the task of sorting through the debris of the old house, seeing what I can possibly save, and moving forward. 
Some may think I have nothing right now, but I disagree. I have the love of God, family and friends and no one could be richer than I. With so much love and thankfulness ~ Darsie and Al (my son). Here is a picture of my new home!!


  1. Oh Darsie, you are so brave! I am so glad you found a new home (it looks lovely)! A new home, a new start, - I cannot truly imagine what you have gone through and are still going through. All I can do right now is continue to pray. I have a paypal button for you on my blog also (thanks to Kelly Loubert) and I hope more donations will keep coming your way. Hang in there!!!

  2. I'm so glad you have found a new home!

    I know you still have a lot of work ahead of you, but one step at a time it will get easier.

    Just knowing where you are going to live must be a big help to you and Al.

    You are still in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Your new home looks lovely!!! I love the style!
    My prayers are with you.
    You have a super attitude! I'm blessed to know you!
    Big hugs!

  4. I wish you and your son all the best !!
    Your new home is beautiful.

    Hugs from France

  5. I love your new house and can feel lots of crafty things coming from the beautiful rooms inside! God must have a great plan for you and lots of hugs and prayers go to you in this time of transition!
    I am always thinking on the bright side so imagine how pretty this will be decorated for Christmas or all of us on the team out sipping sweet tea in the spring on the porch!! Best wishes to you and Al... Teresa

  6. So very sorry for your loss, but thankfully you and your son are safe. This new house looks lovely. Take care. Edna

  7. I'm so glad to hear you have a new home - it looks lovely! My thoughts are with you. Keep us updated!

  8. You have such a positive attitude. I hope you and your son settle into your new home quickly and that you can salvage lots of the more important things from your old place. Good luck and keep your chin up!

  9. Hi Darsie,
    I'm so happy for you that you found this really lovely house so's so pretty! I hope this is the beginning of the best of times ever for you. If there is anything I can do for you, do let me know! I'll even fly over if you need my help...I really will!
    Big hug for the both of you and I hope your dearest memorabilities were saved from the fire. Big hug and lots of love,

  10. You and your son are in my prayers!Your new home is beautiful though, and although you lost so much you remain so positive and grateful. God bless you ,

  11. Darsie, you are all still in my prayers,,,Hugs to you and your son. I am so glad to see you have a lovely new home to live in. I know it's been hard (I know first hand from a house fire in 1994) and I know it will continue to be hard for about a year, but your strength will get you all through!

    god bless,,,,,,Holly


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