ok, like so many of us dealing with the snow storms particularly those of us in the Northeast, yesterday at our house we got a batch of about 12 inches of snow. Then last night while sleeping another round showed up which was supposed to be a less than 3 inches and it ended up being about 10 inches. UGGH!
About 6:30am I am dressed and ready to go out and start digging …AGAIN! Before I do so, I stopped and prayed that I would have the strength to get thru it considering my back being very painful. “Lord please give me the strength that I might be able to diligently take care of things and help others if they are in need”. So I started shoveling and my neighbor showed up with a snow blower within a few minutes. He says sort of laughing “I can’t do this anymore!” I agreed that the snow was getting old. He told me “No I seriously can’t because I had a stroke last week!” :eek: He hands me the snow blower and tells me to use it and have fun along the whole street. After sort of reprimanding him (in a loving way) for not letting us know sooner about his stroke AND for bothering with any shoveling, I happily took hold of the snow blower and proceeded to get him cleared out and my other elderly neighbors to get them cleared out and then my own property.
It may seem like a small prayer being answered, but it was HUGE! Anyone dealing with this knows how tough its been. I promised to help others and that is exactly what I did as my prayer was answered. If nothing else, it brightened up the day a bit and also reminded me that I need to check on my friends and neighbors more often as they may be in need and just haven’t said anything.