Letter to the Editor

Fire Stories

YOU THINK but

THE LIFE KNOWNS BETTER

Like many of us I never have been confronted with a situation as this before. So after getting the message to leave the town I packed tent, sleeping bags and camping gear in my truck. With my 88 years old mom and considerably younger dog we then joined the disciplined caravan of varying kind of vehicles and drove to Chetwynd.

After registering in the Chetwynd Community Centre I was contemplating where to go – some suitable place in the surrounding area -just sleep in the truck. I drove on to get some coffee and discuss the options with my mom. I stopped at A&W. We were very pleased to see the store open even after their closing time of 11pm as we got there.

Decision was made: ?we are not going too far? my mom. was getting tired. Coming out from A&W I could see that there was something wrong with my truck. And sure enough I saw the flat tire on the passenger side on my Suburban.

I think with a superficial look to the heavens ?Is fire not enough, Dear Life? Does it need to be also a flat tire? What you want me to do??

I have to admit that in the past few years of my life I adopted quite an unusual way to deal with so called problems. My cousin told me before he died : ?Always remember whatever happens in life EVERYTHING IS GOOD we only can not see the whole picture, The Life does.? Well. and I kept to repeat this phrase to myself every time something unpleasant occurred in my life. Without any comment. Just tried to figure out what to do.

With having a flat tire, the easiest way (even not planned before) was to see if there was a room in the closest motel. I went in and got the last two bedrooms there and, not only this.

The lady at the front desk told me to get the voucher so I would not need to pay for the room. On top of that when I went back to get the voucher, the Community Centre worker did not let me walk back through the night and insisted on calling somebody to give me a ride back to the morel. Could it be any better?

The quintessence of this for me is: NEVER JUDGE WHATEVER. HAPPENS TO YOU BUT KNOW ?THE GOOD IS ON ITS WAY ?

I was touched to the tears to see all of us coming back without taken any harm. NO WORDS CAN EVER EXPRESS MY THANKS TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS. THANK YOU!!!!