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.
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.