Thank you, ‘from the bottom of our hearts’

Editor,

This letter is to the South Whidbey community. On Friday, Jan. 13, our family lost our home and belongings to a house fire. It was, as any tragedy, unexpected and most significantly left our hearts heavy with the loss of our loved dog, Lucy.

We can’t begin to explain how grateful we are for the community and our family who has surrounded us with love, support and encouragement. Sheila Delong and State Farm insurance, American Red Cross, South Whidbey School District staff and parents, local Girl Scout troops, Crabby Coffee employees and customers who brought donations and prayers, Andy and Terri Campbell, Eldon and Crystal Baker and so many others who, without hesitation, put their hands out to help. This truly is a place I am proud to call home, with neighbors I am proud to call neighbors, and a place where I see a future of rebuilding and happiness.

Today, we continue to move forward, to rebuild our lives, and continue to find positive thoughts and happiness, so thank you. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

“The beauty of life is, while we cannot undo what is done, we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change so that every new moment is spent not in regret, guilt, fear or anger but in wisdom, understanding and love. — Jennifer Edwards”

KEASHA JENNINGS & FAMILY

Freeland

More in Letters to the Editor

Use 2018 to vote in candidates who care

Editor, If you had any doubt about Donald J. Trump’s immigration agenda,… Continue reading

Taking CERT training can be empowering

Editor, I’m writing to offer public kudos to our South Whidbey Fire/EMS… Continue reading

Not many Norwegians likely to move here

Editor, President Donald Trump asks, in referring to immigrants from Africa, why… Continue reading

Where are all the bomb shelters on the island?

Editor, After hearing about the accidental emergency message sent out Saturday to… Continue reading

Plan to launch new series with Goosefoot grant

Editor, We were pleased to see the recognition of Goosefoot Community Foundation… Continue reading

Photo may have cause misunderstanding for readers

Editor, Your Jan. 6 edition included a headline that read, “County commissioner… Continue reading

We must change culture in order to save planet

Editor, Reciprocity is the key to survival. Reciprocity is the essence of… Continue reading

Interdepartmental jousting is the snake

Editor, This nastiness emanating from the other Washington must be contagious since… Continue reading

Secular law says woman has the right to choose

Editor, As I have since come to understand the dynamic, life begins… Continue reading

Most Read