y kids, husband and pets are out safely, and I have the chance to run back in before the whole house is on fire. What would I want to grab? Though many of our pictures are digital and I can retrieve some on various photography pages, and even on my Facebook, it’s certainly not all of them, since my oldest child is almost 26 years old. Pictures are just irreplaceable, and I am sure it’s the first thing I’d go for, but that is a dozen albums for a dozen children – along with other special albums for vacations and “yearbooks” – that would be a lot to grab!
Depending where in the house the fire is, I’d also try to grab a Bible or two of mine that is like a journal to me too, as I mark and date many verses. I’d try to get my laptop and a box I’ve special cards and letters in along with treasure boxes of our two children in heaven.
Of course, my family is the most precious and I’d want to make sure they are save and far enough away. It is not worth risking my life or letting anyone in my family run back in to get “things” that cannot go with us to heaven. It would be heart-wrenching to lose it all, but to bury another child . . . crushing.