Monday, May 3, 2010

A Sad Reminder

Even though Delaney's been a little bit fussy these past few days, I've definitely been holding her a little tighter this weekend. We got horrible news Saturday morning that one of Craig & my high school classmates, Kaylee Magill, lost her little girl in a house fire back home. The little girl was only 4 years old! Apparently, their kitchen stove caught on fire sometime during the night Friday. Kaylee woke up to the smell of smoke really early Saturday morning , and found the kitchen completely filled with smoke and the stove on fire. She called 911 and then found her daughter Sierra not breathing and blue. Kaylee's a nurse, so immediately started CPR while she waited for the ambulance. It was too late. Sierra had apparently fallen asleep on the couch, and they just left her peacefully sleeping. The couch was right next to the kitchen. There were no working smoke detectors in the house.

If any of you read this from the Tekamah area and know Kaylee and her family, there have been fundraisers set up at both of the Tekamah banks to help them out with all of the expenses they suddenly have. If you want to help, this would be a great way to do it! Our class is also working on helping them out as much as we can. Kaylee also has an a 6 year old daughter, Trista. Sierra and Trista have an older brother, Christian, who's in the 8th grade. Both Trista and Christian were unharmed in the fire.

As a new mother, this is definitely hitting a little too close to home. I cannot begin to imagine what Kaylee is going through. I think it's every mother's worst fear. Her life has been completely turned up-side down in a split second. I have been counting my blessings these past few days. As if I could, I've been holding Delaney a little tighter, watching her sleep more intently, and trying to focus on her even more. Suddenly, the laundry doesn't seem as important and the dirty bathrooms don't matter. My baby girl and our little family is all that matters at the end of the day. This is such a sad reminder of what really matters.

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