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Fern(Mi)    Posted 10-18-2004 at 18:27:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
…… thy neighbor. Somebody once told me I should worry more about taking car of my own than lending or even giving a hand to a stranger. My thought to that, I saw a solitary soul’s selfishness I could not abide.
Six years ago, in the shorter side of a twinkling moment of a fretful eye my brother was drawn into a machine taking away a quarter of his body and almost his life. Myself his only sibling refusing the thought of his passing, all manner of souls: good, bad, and once thought indifferent people of all colors and creeds came to my/his/our personally heavy prayer need aids.
Words were said for him in Chapels and Tabernacles across State and International borders. Some I felt or imagined for myself.
Those were some trying hours, days, nights, weeks, months, and even years. I have no idea what I might have done without all these folks support, starting early on save for their concern, and unselfish helpful hands. There has been no way I could ever repaid all these peoples all the kindnesses they had and have done for us. To some we may even owe this farm.
Before finishing this I broke for grinding feed for the rain drops upon the keyboard and screen. And, before I could set up to grind, I found myself going out to check upon my trophy rock. I still get very emotional when the memory of those trying days come to mind.
BUT! I have since doubly prayed God Bless all those kind, generously giving folks who have help a neighbor whenever someone’s in need. I believe I have reaped far more than I had ever sowed over a lifetime full of days for those precious few.
I apologize for being maudlin!

EngineerJoyce    Posted 10-19-2004 at 11:31:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had noticed in some past posts of you being relieved and elated at your brother working / driving tractors 'again'. I had no idea of the what and when, but knew that he had recovered from something dramatic and that you must have been the driving prayer force.
Matthew 25:40

RayP(MI)    Posted 10-18-2004 at 19:12:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
This happened just this week - proves that even a little kindness isn't forgotten. Several summers ago, a fellow driving a 4 wheeler ran out of gas in front of my place - I gave him a gallon of gas and sent him on his way. He was awfully scruffy, and I often wondered if he was riding a stolen machine. Thursday, I had a contractor contracted to do some roofing on my house and barn. He had a little break, and sent a couple men to do the patch on the barn. One of the men - a rather clean cut, well spoken fellow volunteered that he had run out of gas on a 4 wheeler one time in front of our house, and I gave him some gas and "You wouldn't take anything for it!" He further told me that at the time he was down on his luck and was helping out a friend several miles away, and 4 wheeler was his only transportation. Sometimes a little act of kindness is long remembered!

mojo    Posted 10-18-2004 at 19:58:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
I also try to help whenever I can because I too am so indebted to mankind.
Folks have often done me a good turn and I feel obligated to pass on their favors.

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