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Grateful for my home.

A horrifyingly large portion of Alberta, Canada is burning.

photo credit: Edmonton Journal May 7 2016
just below the ‘T’ and ‘A’ in the word Alberta… is burning (May 8 2016)

Thousands of Canadians have had to leaving everything; their home, their clothing; their memories and even their pets. They had to pick up and run from “The Beast” [That’s what the fire-fighters are calling this fire.] As of today they’re afraid it will burn for MONTHS. On Friday the Weather Network reported,  “The massive Fort McMurray fire has now spread to over 100,000 hectares.”

London, England is 157, 200 hectors.  New York City, USA is 121, 400 hectors, an international sized rugby field is about 1 hector.

Photo credit: Calgary Herald   “Residents of Fort McMurray flee” May 3rd 2016

Seeing such loss makes you that much more grateful for what you have. Yes, I’m grateful for the house that I live in but today I’m grateful for my home…meaning my country. With each story of lose and fear their is a story of many Canadians reaching out to help. I’m so grateful to be living in a country where it’s not just a stereotype that we’re polite and helpful. We live that way… “with glowing hearts”.

#AlbertaStrong   #CanadaStrong

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4 thoughts on “Grateful for my home.

  1. There is a huge forest fire raging in the hills back in my homeland too…I feel what you do…a bit more perhaps because I’m far, far away from my ‘home.’ But as you say one is truly grateful for what one has and for the way people respond to crises…helping each other in whichever way they can.


  2. Reblogged this on Patchwork Ponderings and commented:

    UPDATE: July 1 – 3 MONTHS later…. fire considered “under control”. NOT out…but under control. The Fort McMurray wildfire, which forced the largest evacuation in Alberta’s history and consumed more than 2,400 structures and nearly 600,000 hectares of forest, is now classified as under control. (source: )


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