Tragedy struck very close to home last night. You may have heard of the fertilizer plant that exploded in a small Texas town called West.
It’s just a short drive up the highway from us. It’s so close, in fact, that it’s not unusual for Wacoans to make the short drive just to purchase kolaches and other goodies at one of the Czech bakeries there. (The Little Czech Bakery is my favorite.)
I live just a block from the interstate highway, so I heard a steady stream of sirens from firetrucks, ambulances, and police cars traveling back and forth to West for well over three hours last night.
I generally don’t discuss events like this on my blog. I figure that when things like this happen, people visit decorating blogs because they need a momentary escape from the tragedy. But when it’s so close to home it’s hard to ignore. And this morning, interior decorating seems so trivial to me.
Anyway, I hadn’t planned on posting at all today, but I’ve gotten a few emails from people asking if my family and I are okay. I appreciate your concerns! Yes, we’re okay, and as far as I know as this point, we don’t know anyone who was injured or killed by this tragedy.
What a sad and tragic week this has been! Let’s pray for peace and comfort over all who have been affected. And don’t miss the opportunity to tell your loved ones how much you love them. Call your parents. Hug your kids. Kiss your spouse. Life is fragile, and way too often we take it for granted.
Back to decorating tomorrow…