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‘It didn’t destroy us’: Clouse family approaches painful anniversary of fatal Perry County fire | PennLive.com

10 Mar

Below is a link to an inspiring and heart-breaking article written by John Luciew of the Pariot-News.  This article recounts the tragic loss of seven of Ted and Janelle Clouse’s children in a house fire.  This tragedy occurred over one year ago in the county immediately to the west of ours’, across the Susquehanna River.

‘It didn’t destroy us’: Clouse family approaches painful anniversary of fatal Perry County fire | PennLive.com.

I experienced anguish in my spirit several times while reading this article.  We’ve lost one child and cannot imagine what it would be like to lose seven children at one time.  I could relate to the suddenness and surprise of the event, the second-guessing, the tormenting memories, the temptation of guilt and despair, the outpouring of community support, and the ultimate faith and trust in our loving God.

Blessings,

Andy

 
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Posted by on March 10, 2012 in Grief, Spiritual and Emotional

 

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One response to “‘It didn’t destroy us’: Clouse family approaches painful anniversary of fatal Perry County fire | PennLive.com

  1. Cheryl

    March 12, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    I am speechless. Even though I have lost a child, I can’t imagine losing almost all of mine. It is amazing how God gives us strength to go on and even gives us blessings to uplift us and carry us.

    Thank you for sharing that story.
    With Hope,
    Cheryl

     

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