Friday, December 26, 2014

When Things Don't Go Perfectly or Gingerbread Disaster, A Christmas Story


Our gingerbread house, this year, turned out to be less than structurally sound.


There was a great deal of concern, when it was ascertained through eye witness reports, that the occupant of the house was at home at the time of the collapse. 


Police moved quickly to locate the victim...


...then worked with engineers, lifting...


...and securing fallen walls, long enough...


...for rescuers and paramedics...


...to reach and...


...remove the trapped gingerbread man from underneath the rubble.  He reported being shaken, but "okay"...


...and was transported to a local hospital for observation...


...as a volunteer demolition crew assembled...


...in order to clear away the remains of the ruined...


...but delicious structure.

Just a quick reminder, that with all the real tragedies going on around the country, and throughout the world today, don't forget to take a moment to count all those little trivial holiday trials - like long lines at big box stores, batches of burned sugar cookies, or even gingerbread disasters - as the true blessings they are.

9 comments:

Phyllis said...

You are so right! This is an adorable post. I count your friendship as one of the things I am most grateful for. Merry Christmas, my friends!

Dawn Rebekah said...

What true words! What a lovely and fun reminder of how blessed we are.
Blessings, Dawn

Amber Hockman said...

Love your Gingerbread heart!

Sue Elvis said...

So glad to hear the gingerbread man was successfully rescued and is okay! Great story and photos. I'm sure ruined gingerbread houses taste just as delicious as perfectly assembled ones. I've been counting my blessings too. I hope you are having a very special Christmas with your family!

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

I love your note at the end of this post. Very wise.

Your gingerbread rescue was very fun - thanks for documenting it for us!

Karin Huber said...

Great activity, love it!

Natalie PlanetSmartyPants said...

This was a great reminder to make lemonade with lemons, which in this case are rather sweet!

Ticia said...

Awwww, this gave me a nice start to the day as I read through this.

Bethany said...

This is wonderful!