Yes you read that right...sigh...
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So I have been MIA the past few months duebto connectivity issues.
Currently, I am at my sister-in-law's house with my kids.
Words cannot express my gratitude for what they have done to help us get clothes and all the other necessities for me and my two boys.
So What Happened...?
The one moment my 6 year old is dancing to loud music in my room, and my 13 month old is moaning because he is tired. I finish up with the dishes, turn down the music. Tell my eldest to go and watch a movie or play in his room on the other side of the not-so-big house while I lay on the bed to get his baby brother to take his afternoon nap.
Less than 30 minutes I got the little one to sleep, next moment I hear a panicked 6 year old voice saying "STOP! STOP!" and with that came the smell of smoke....
My heart jumped into my throat and stopped in that moment.
The moment I saw the entrance of my son's room and the grey smoke seeping out my heart started to race...a thousend thoughts sprinted through my mind, but the one that came through the loudest is where is my son and what if he is on the other side of the flames....
Inside the room I find my son just standing there in shocked on the other side of the bed where the flames are rising as the bed get swallowed up.
I grab my son's hand and pull him out of the house, see if I can do anything but the flames already started burning the carpet and the thick smoke is starting to fill the house, I run to get my baby and myself out.
I could not go back and leave my kids alone outside...
Screaming for help from neighbors, waving to passing traffic but no one heard or saw me. I did not have the remote to the gate and it was blocking people's view to see me.
Crying, praying hysterical * "God Please help" * the gate opened!! Stunned for a split second I ran out baby in arms, eldest by the hand, people started to respond and call for help.
The community came and offered their help, I cannot remember all the names, but again, I don't how to express my gratitude except to say *** THANK YOU *** for everyone's help and support in this tragedy that was engulfing everything we had.
But what is most important is that no one got hurt. Earthly possessions can be replaced, but not the lives of my children.
Time to Start Over and Rebuild...
Still figuring out ehat our next step is, everything still feels so surreal. You always think, * It won't happen to me" *
I am grateful my family is ok, but you still feel the loss.
And I miss my hubby. He stayed behind because he needs to work and work through the rubble to see if there is anything salvageable.
Stay Safe Guys 💮
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