On the weekend of my wedding six years ago, the Okanagan Mountain Park fire started. It was a devastating wildfire that burned out of control for two weeks before it was contained. Shane and I spent that summer cloaked in thick smoke, wiping ash off our windshields every morning to go to work. Yesterday, a wildfire broke out in the town of Westbank, half an hour away from us and within a couple of hours, had jumped the highway and was burning out of control. Several homes were destroyed, alot of Shane and I's friends have been evacuated. Please say a prayer for our friends, that their homes don't burn, for Shane and I so that we get through the summer without being affected by fire and for our daughter who is on vacation with her grandparents. Shane's parents drove through Westbank on the way to Calgary with our daughter on Friday, we called them to let them know the highway was closed in both directions and to take a different route back. I'm worried that with the fire hazard rating being extreme right now and the different fires that are popping up all over the place that something will prevent Lorelei from coming home. As I'm sitting here typing, all I can hear is the sound of water bombers flying overhead, dipping down to collect water from the lake. Please, pray for us in BC.
1 week ago