My house is on fire!

If your house was on fire what would you grab in the rush to get out?

That was this month’s {DEVELOP} challenge from Mustard Yellow Photography. Here’s my selection:

- Josh’s engagement guitar
- Bible {with my scribblings and notes}
- Memory boxes
- Wallet and ID
- Hard drive
- Wedding cross-stitch from my Mum
- Oh…and the baby

I originally thought this would be an easy challenge as I’m not particularly materialistic but as I looked around I realised my home is made up of memories. There are so many gifts or mementos that could never be replaced because they represent a relationship or an experience. I would be sad if we ever lost them but at least we still have it all recorded in our minds!

My memory boxes are super special to me and would be the first thing I’d grab (after the baby!). They contain twenty-seven years’ worth of diaries, letters, photos and mementos and I hope to pass them onto my children one day. I especially cherish the letters between Josh and I during our long distance relationship while we were falling in love!

What would you save if you had to grab something from a fire? Why not join in the {DEVELOP} challenge yourself?


  1. Of course it helps when all those things are in a neat pile on the floor - as opposed to being in different rooms - all of which are dark and full of smoke!

  2. When our house was burgled ( slightly different I know) we arrived back at 11pm from a day out to find that we had not only been burgled but they had totally trashed the house. We called some friends who collected Me and rebecca who was 13months old at the time - they shifted their children to give us a room for as long as we needed - keith stayed to sort out the police and the locksmith. He arrived at 3 in the morning with the bible I had asked him to find if he could - we were tired, we were sad and we sat and read the verse that had been on my mind since we had found our lovely home trashed - We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Cor 4:8-9 As we read I realised that though I did have things that were precious to me the things I treasured were safe and in the room with me - My husband, My child and My God .