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Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Truly Thankful Thanksgiving

This dog.

The one who buries under the covers to sleep.

The one who loves to jump on me and make my work clothes muddy......before I go to work.

This same dog sunning himself....

Saved our lives last night.

To make a long story short, he barked his little head off at 3:00 am. Earl is not a "yappy" dog but he has his occasional fit now and then. It's mostly people driving by that irritates him (especially at 3:00 am).

We were sleeping soundly.
My husband got up to check things out because by the time we woke up the dog was frantic!

Next I heard something I pray to God I never hear again.

"Everybody get up! There's a fire in the basement" yelled my husband.

Out water heater started fire which caught a bunch of boxes on fire which if it wasn't for Earl would have started our downward spiral towards death. I'm not afraid of "death", but I really don't want to burn to death. Nope not on my agenda.

Peacefully in my sleep sounds better.

So even though I now have no hot water, I don't really care.

We. Are. Alive.

Everyone is safe. The house is still ok.
even if we would have lost the house, as long as we are ok and together, that's all that matters.

I am truly thankful to God for my family that is safe and sound and for our four legged hero, Earl who with God's help saved our lives.

What are you thankful for??

Have a wonderful thanksgiving!

Love, me
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