Today was a day of loss, fear, heartbreak, and despair. I woke up to a call from my boyfriend, Joseph Austin Plauche, telling me his house caught on fire. Luckily, Austin had already left the house for work and his parents, Ricky and Lori Plauche, were able to escape the house safely. I will continue to thank God for that. However, their entire home and everything in it, 20 years of Christmases, Thankgivings, birthdays, and special memories, as well as our sweet dog, Tootie Marie Plauche was lost in this fire. The Plauches have been in my life for the past 2.5 years and have become my family. This family is loving, giving, and strong and anyone who knows them will surely agree. Although this family is undeniably strong and relentless, this kind of calamity is not easy to overcome alone. Last night they had clothes, food, and a place to call home, a place to keep warm and come together as a family, a home full of memories. Today, they have none of that. Money, clothes, and food cannot fix the loss they suffered today, but it can restore their hope and confidence in the future. If you cannot donate, that is perfectly okay. However, you can keep them in your thoughts and prayers and share the Plauche's story so that it can reach as many people as possible. God will provide (Philippians 4:19). Thank you so much.