My Beautiful Colorado Springs is on fire tonight.
We can see the blaze from our house,
altho it is about three miles away from us,
just on the west side of the highway.
The Waldo Canyon fire started on Saturday afternoon.
We thought it'd stay in the forrested canyon.
We even had been given a projected containment date--
Then, it all changed a little after 4pm today,
when the winds changed
and started a fury that sent the fire up and over the ridge
and into our neighborhoods.
The sky was completely black and red...
I have never seen anything like it before.
Landmarks and homes are now embers.
The Air Force Academy is being evacuated as I type this--
and we have been cautioned to get our 72 hour kits together
just in case.
We've been on our knees
and on our toes tonight.
Arianna has been crying in fear of what might be,
so she is sleeping at the foot of our bed.
I've been waiting for the phone call to ask us to house some evacuees
all day long,
never thinking that we might be leaving our own home.
If you're inclined to pray,
we could sure use some rain.