Such sad news everywhere today.
I read some of the news of the forest fires in Portugal.
With all the other news in Washington, London, Paris and Syria,
some news feeds are not even mentioning it today.
If you haven't read about this there is a huge fast growing forest fire
in central Portugal. It has injured 16 with at this time
25 people killed with many burned to death in their cars trying to escape.
This reminds me of the wildfire that destroyed part of Laguna Beach.
We were living on the top of a hill overlooking Laguna Beach to the Pacific.
The wildfire came blowing in from the north and in a few seconds turned
blew up and over the backside of the hill and flew down and over my home.
We had seconds to leave.
I drove the children down the hill then onto Pacific Coast Highway.
The road was now bumper to bumper. I could see the fire coming down the hill towards us.
PCH runs right next to ocean, I told my older son, to hold on to his brother and sister
and run the block to the ocean and jump in, if the fire overtook us and don't look back.
We had an a chance so many of these people didn't.
My heart goes out to them. I have lived through this and it is horrible.
I am holding all of these people close to my heart today.
I end with a happy.