I just received a comment on my blog today from a woman living in Massachusetts who’s daughter is fighting the Little Goose Canyon fire, which reminded me that every person involved in fighting this fire is a son or daughter, mother or father, husband or wife, sister or brother, aunt or uncle, cousin or friend of someone who loves them and is worried about them. And they are up there doing their best to save homes, cabins and personal property, and limit the destruction of the forest.

Much of that property I suspect has deep family roots and emotional ties to wonderful times, and the loss of any of it would be saddening, but it cannot compare with the loss of a loved one who is risking their life to save that property.

On the road running south from the town of Big Horn, a couple of property owners have put up thank you signs in the last couple days. If you are so inclined, I ask you to join me in praying for the safety of all the firefighters, volunteers and support personnel working this fire, and all the others raging around this country and the world.