As wildfires rip through California, we are watching homes get utterly destroyed. Families are being displaced every day, and they're losing their entire collection of memories. According to CNN, more than 1,000 structures have been claimed by the fire, with 701 of those structures being single family homes.
Julie and Don Myers know the devastation too well, as their home was completely burned to the ground. The couple had evacuated, and when they returned to their property, all that was left was ashes.
“We had a fire safe and hoped some of the items in there survived,” Julie Myers said. “But the fire crew helped us open it and all that was in there was wet charred remnants.”
Their personal belongings were "unrecognizable", and it seemed as if absolutely everything was lost.
But then, Don Myers found something in the ash that gave the couple hope.