house fire loss

‘Is this actually happening?’ We watched our beloved home go up in flames as we stood in disbelief. All our possessions were gone.’: Mom details losing home to fire, ‘We’re looking for silver linings through the grief’

“While attempting to get my daughter Paige back to sleep, my 4-year-old, Mackenzie, woke. ‘Great,’ I thought, ‘This is going to be a long day.’ Little did I know, just 5 minutes later I’d be scooping these tiny humans up in my arms and rushing out the front door while thick, black smoke engulfed us.”

‘You should’ve used birth control’ was not something I was ever prepared for as a mom. This complete stranger looked at us in disgust.’: Mom of 10 turns the other cheek on bitter Instagram commenters

“This wasn’t the first time I was met with bitter and awful remarks at the size of my family. I took a deep breath and put my phone away for a while. I’ve grown a thick skin at the words people use to describe us. But this one stung. She didn’t know we lived in two tiny trailers in our backyard while our home was being rebuilt after the fire.”

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