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They Lost Everything To A Wildfire, But They Found Something Special In The Ashes

OCTOBER 21, 2017  —  By Sarah Jewel  
Sarah Jewel

Sarah Jewel

Animal and pizza lover with an Internet addiction. Nerd to the max. Currently residing in the land of beautiful winters.

You may have heard on the news about the devastating wildfires in California.

The entire town of Santa Rosa has been affected, with many houses completely burned to the ground. The families affected have lost everything they own, but even in the midst of tragedy some hope can still be found.

Sam Brinkerhoff and her wife, Monica, recently moved to Santa Rosa after buying a house. Monica is expecting a baby and they were excited to create a home together.

They had to run out of their house with just the clothes on their backs when the fire encroached upon their neighborhood. They left even their most precious possessions behind.

When digging through the rubble, however, they found a glint of hope. Their wedding and engagement rings were recovered from the ashes.

They said their love and life are what matter and that their things can be replaced. But finding those rings and all they represent has helped them get through the ordeal. More on their story below.

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Their love is palpable. Our hearts go out to them and all the other people affected by these devastating fires.

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