I had a house fire in Dec 1997. I know what they are going through. Mine
burned to the ground because it was old and a wooden frame. I lost everything I
ever owned including pictures over 100 years old. I pray they are back on their
feet rather quickly. Bless you and your family.
Yes, it is sad--but it is not. They made it out alive, thank God! (And most of
their pets, too.) But it is a tough loss and I'll keep them in my prayers.
My heart hurts for this family. I hope everything works out for the best both
for the wedding and your future as a family. I hope you have "enough"
for joy on your big day and for your entire lives.Small anecdote: My
daughter was very stressed about her own wedding eleven years ago. She wanted
things to be absolutely perfect. And of course they weren't. Some things
ordered arrived late or were the wrong thing. When she asked me what she was
going to do, I suggested that she talk to her fiance. Best advice I've ever
given her! I will never forget what he told her. "Honey, this is not about
our wedding. This is about our marriage.It's not about the ceremony or the
honeymoon, it is about the rest of our lives together" The wedding was
beautiful even with some things that seemed "essential" missing.
I'm so grateful that they are still happily married with or without the
perfect wedding. Good luck. I hope everything will go well for you not only on
your wedding day, but forever. May you always have enough.
This is just very sad.If there is any one thing I know, it is that
with prayer, faith, and keeping the commandments- anything is possible.Especially with a wedding, you may not expect it but one may find after a
tragedy like this that people can show an overwhelming amount of love and help.
I hope that is the case here. Even if it isn't, happiness and blessings can
still be found and good can come of it (though sometimes it's obviously
hard to find or not in the way we want).I hope this girl and her
family can feel love and support from those around them and find good in this.
Wedding planning is stressful enough to begin with.
Oh this is so sad. I'm from Australia and when similar things happen that
are reported in the newspapers or TV, someone organizes a collection of some
kind, or businesses come forward and donate to replace lost goods. Even a car
or a garage like this would be replaced. Maybe Deseret News could perhaps
organize some help from local businesses if the family's losses could not
be recouped by Insurance? Seems like a nice thing to do given all that has been
lost - more so if they did not have home owners insurance. Maybe this could be
the catalyst - people of Provo unite - help this family out - especially this
young lady pre wedding!!
So sad. We just had a homemade wedding in our family. So much work and money
goes into these plans!