Friday, September 28, 2007

We Shall Prevail: Let the Rebuilding Begin!

A few days ago I wheeled this cannon into the front yard and placed a tattered and burned - yet still glorious - flag by its side. Somehow - for me - it symbolized our family's resolve to move past this sad event and rebuild my parents' home. I have never been one for aggressive patriotic symbols ... but this just felt right. And it gave me some strength. That's what counts.

The kids, Sydney & Isaac, seemed to find it interesting and meaningful as well.

And here they are - resolved to rebuild! (Or maybe they just like playing on large tractors ???)

Thank you for all the love & well wishes. My parents are holding up well. They have alot of support and all will be well - of that I have no doubt :) I will keep in touch regarding the rebuild.




Paula said...

Oh, Jodi! I somehow missed your post about the fire this week. I'm so sorry to hear about this - I can't imagine how you must all be feeling. Sounds like the support has been wonderful. I love the cannon. Let the re-building begin...

Jodi Renshaw said...

Thanks Paula. We are all excited about rebuilding. New starts can be a wonderful adventure.