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oliivekatt if we don't change,
we don't grow.
if we don't grow,
we aren't really living.
trees of the #waldocanyonfire
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highd007 "I am confident that there truly is a such thing as living again, that the living spring from the dead, and that the souls of the dead are in existence" -Socrates
#waldocanyonfire #circleoflife #wherethereislifethereisdeath #wherethereisdeaththereislife #Socrates
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ericschlabs 2 years ago today, my family was evacuated as the #WaldoCanyonFire approached. Today, I checked out the burn area with my mom. The new growth is truly astounding. 2w
  •   natedsp Can't believe it's been two years.. 2w

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taliarenae 2 years ago we were evacuated for the Waldo Canyon fire. We had all the kiddos on air mattresses until hospital beds arrived a few days later. LOTS of necessary medical equipment hauled along with us! Craziness but we were thankful to have homes to go home to! #waldocanyonfire #coloradowildfires 2w

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oakandoats Two years ago I sat in a house on the other side of town in shock. I left my home with nothing but the clothes on my back and my wedding dress (priorities) in traffic that felt like a zombie movie. I stayed up all night with @jessianncorinne & @lauraliegrace praying that we wouldn't lose both homes (childhood memories & @eaglelakecamps )

The Lord spared them all but the time of not knowing taught me a lot. I learned that no material possession matters more than community. And that no matter what storms may come, He is good.
We stood on this corner and cheered on the firefighters & first responders for the 4th of July that year. No 4th would ever beat that one - the streets were crowded with people who were more united than ever before.
Thankful for that week of bonding, of stretching, and of #coloradostrong #waldocanyonfire
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lauraliegrace I'll never forget this night, 2 years ago, when I watched my hometown catch fire. I learned that night that the things you can hold in your hands don't matter that much, life always wins, and community doesn't burn. #WaldoCanyonFire #MountainShadows 2w
  •   lauraliegrace Seriously @oakandoats! I Can't believe it's been 2 years since we wore the same clothes for a week straight, we lived evacuee-style with 14 people, & I almost didn't move to TN! I love you! 2w
  •   lauraliegrace Oh, & the moment I cried in the middle of Costco cause I thought my kitchen aid mixer melted. Can't forget that... @oakandoats 2w
  •   oakandoats I was looking through all my old pictures. Wow. Also that time it was like 3:30 am and Peter Mayberry turned off the TV and made us try to go to bed. #dadmoment 2w
  •   oakandoats OR the time we kept trying to call each other because we were driving in crazy traffic that felt like Pompeii/ zombie attack and you couldn't get to the dog you were house sitting and none of our cell phones worked because the smoke was blocking service & all the phone lines were jammed and we both were alone in our cars ?! #theworst 2w
  •   lauraliegrace Seriously, so intense. It all kinda feels like a dream looking back on it now @oakandoats! 2w
  •   naylor_adam Oh, my God. 2w
  •   lauraliegrace @naylor_adam, it's pretty wild, isn't it? 2w
  •   naylor_adam @lauraliegrace Yes. That doesn't seem possible. 2w

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taylor_edgin It's been 2 years since the scariest day of my life, but 2 years since the beginning of the rising of the most amazing community. HAPPY BIRTHDAY COLORADOSTRONG! These last 2 years have supplied me with the best moments of my entire life. Our community and our state has gone through it, between fires, floods, Jessica Ridgeway, Aurora shooting, Dylan Redwine, and many more tragedies, and we get stronger every single year. THANK YOU for your endless support, thank you for loving our state as much as I do, and thank you to my amazing amazing family for taking over ColoradoStrong for me and making it better than ever. My heart feels crazy today. And full. I love Colorado. I love our community. I love first-responders. I love @ColoradoStrong. COMMUNITY DOESN'T BURN. Thank you. I miss you. #ColoradoStrong #ColoradoProud #WaldoCanyonFire #BlackForestFire #wewillrebuild #communitydoesntburn 2w

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poes_mom Waldo Canyon. Flying W Ranch. 2 years later. The green is returning. #waldocanyonfire #wildfire #forestfire #colorado #renewal 2w

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kaykayla0406 The day our city burned was the day our city came together. Two years ago the #waldocanyonfire blew up and evacuated the west side and burned hundreds of houses. It's only make me love the west side more and I absolutely love living here! #coloradosprings #coloradostrong #tbt 2w

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amberrr_monet I can't believe it has been 2 years since my family lost such a beautiful home in Colorado Springs. watching everything burn to ashes has traumatized me & my mom tremendously but we have also grown closer as a family & came out above it all. this allowed them to move back to California, spend the last year & a half together, have the kids grow closer to my parents, be there for my parents in hard times & vice versa, have Shane grow & get to know my parents so well...it has been a blessing in disguise. before this I wasn't very religious but I now firmly believe in "if God brings you to it, He will bring you through it." soon I'll be leaving "the nest" but I will cherish these last couple of years that I've been able to share with them. #Timehop #BlessingInDisguise #Family #2YearsAgo #WaldoCanyonFire #ColoradoSprings #MountainShadows 2w

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ashley_13n It's hard to believe it's been 2 years since the Waldo Canyon Fire raged out of control and everyone within our community spent those sleepless nights glued to the news watching the numbers of lost homes rise. We could never thank our brave fire fighters and police enough. To this day I still drive past the burn scar with as much disbelief from the first time I saw it. But we are rebuilding, and it's a beautiful thing. And regardless of the scar our mountain still stands as tall and strong as ever. #ColoradoStrong #CommunityDoesNotBurn #WaldoCanyonFire 2w

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bri_harris28 A picture of the sun, from what I could see, two years ago, today! #WaldoCanyonFire #evacuated 2w

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tduke925 RIP, 2625. 2 years later and it still feels like yesterday #waldocanyonfire 2w

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chairwomanmao Two years ago tomorrow, June 26th, 2012, Colorado Springs suffered the second worse fire in Colorado history. #WaldoCanyonFire.
This burnt, charred tree is just a mile from my home and is a stark reminder of the devastation of a forest fire.
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colostrong We're running out of time! The free week of day camp for children of wildfire/flooding victims and first responders starts July 7th and we need your help! Whether it's $5, $125 or simply sharing the link below, it all helps! Likewise, if you know of anyone that may be interested in sending their child(ren), please send them our way! Thank you to all that have contributed so far to make this week of fun happen! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-our-first-responders-wildfire-and-flood-victims-send-their-kids-to-camps #coloradostrong #coloradolove #coloradopride #communitydoesnotburn #firstresponders #firefighters #waldocanyonfire #blackforestfire #flooding #helpushelpothers #bricks4kidz #daycamp #free #healing #recovery #communitydoesnotdrown 3w

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josypete New growth... Where fires burned 2 years ago. #nature #waldocanyonfire #lifegoeson 3w

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