Friday, September 10, 2010

LIFE IS PRECIOUS



Last night there was a terrible natural gas explosion just a few blocks from where I grew up.
This was in San Bruno, California.
There are 6 known dead, 50 homes totally destroyed and 120 severely damaged. The homes were totally consumed in less than 5 minutes.
Terrifying, powerful fire.
It made me stop and think about how precious life is and how fast our world can change.
Thinking of all the displaced families and those that have lost loved ones.
Give your family an extra hug today.
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12 comments:

Mulleh said...

Great shot! :) Love the colors!

Sandra said...

I saw this on the news and you are so right, life is precious and we never know when we will be called home, and should live our lives accordling. notice i said SHOULD.

Life with Kaishon said...

Such a very, very good reminder. thank you. will pray for those families affected.

Beverly said...

After you put that on Facebook yesterday, I watched the news. How sad for the loss of lives.

Julie Reynolds said...

Wow, I didn't hear about this on the news this morning. This is a very good reminder of how precious life is, and also how short it can be. Thank you, and I love the picture.

ChrisJ said...

I saw this on TV soon after it happened. Horrifying. Tomorrow is never a certainty

Ginny said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this. I can hardly imagine how violent it would have been to totally ruin the houses in five minutes!! The only life we have is right now, in this very minute.

ruthi said...

it's scary. you cannot be too careful now. take care.

Dave said...

Sue, we get pictures of those fires on our TV. I feel for the people who have lost loved ones there and homes. What a horrible thing to happen? - Dave

Toyin O. said...

Great picture. Life is precious.

http://youcanfacetodaybecausehelives.blogspot.com

Shammickite said...

I watched this on our news a couple of nights ago... and I send my prayers to those families who have lost their homes and lost loved ones.
And it rings close to home as I worked for many years at the local natural gas distribution company, and my son and DIL work there now, and my son is working outside on the pipelines. We have a number of large diameter pipelines that were installed back in the '50s in farmers fields and are now in built up areas... just like the one that ruptured.

Hilary said...

We saw that on the news here too. So incredibly sad. Hugs to you, Sue.