The call to come home was urgent. Their home was on fire. Smoke everywhere, flames, blown out windows. Not only were they in shock, but a little girl's hopes were crushed. Everyone was safe, thank God, but she had a very special dress inside waiting to be worn for tomorrow's event at church. One brave fireman had a heart of gold for my neice. Hearing her cry of disappointment, he rushed back into the house returning with her prized possession. It was a little smoky but still in one piece.
In the midst of the shock and grief, one small girl and her family are very thankful for this hero who made a difference. Not only did all these fire fighters save their house, they showed once again what it means to serve the people around them- with all their hearts.
(Photograph copyright Ken Chen.)