19 Rugged Beautiful Souls

As the fourth of July week-end winds to its final hours, some people will be fighting traffic to get home from the beach, the pool, the lake.  Some people who stayed at home, will light up the grill one more time and kick back for relaxation before the work week starts again in earnest tomorrow morning.  I’ve spent a good deal of time over this long holiday week-end thinking about and praying for the families and friends of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots that are preparing to memorialize their heroes.  Living thousands of miles away, I havent been able to hug my own son, but he must know I have been mentally hugging him all week-end.  I don’t know how hard it must be for the survivor of the team that perished, and I don’t know how hard it is for all the Hotshots still working and fighting wildfires across the Western states who grapple with the tragedy.  But I think that hugs and love and kindness will  help.

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19 heroes.  19 beautiful and rugged souls on the way to heaven.

About Jayne on Weed Street

Wife, mother, and owner of pets much loved. Gardener of three decades, amateur photographer, ardent about art, antiques and books.
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6 Responses to 19 Rugged Beautiful Souls

  1. Hi – I live in Australia where bush fires are devastating. Prayers and thoughts to the families of those 19 brave men. Jenny

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  2. nicole says:

    Prayers go out to those families…beautiful post

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  3. Anita Rivera says:

    Love and kindness always helps…Jayne dear, HELLO! I am in California at the moment, visiting family so my computer time is very limited, but I noticed that you came by to see my blog post! THANK YOU! I will resume blogging in a few days as I prepare to head back home. Anita

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  4. Jody says:

    so beautifully put. the pain is something that we cannot fathom, but we can hold the families in our prayers. xoxox stay strong, I know you are worried beyond worry.

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  5. Sunil Patel says:

    Very poignant and moving.

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