A Good Deed in My Time of Need
--by Tigerlily, posted Nov 16, 2008
One of the trials of being left behind at the closure of a relationship is all the things that are Left Behind. Things that must be taken care of by one or the other of the parties. In my case, I would be the one who has to take care of all the things that must be taken care of. There was no diplomatic division of responsibility -- only me by myself suddenly.
I have a few acres of land a couple of counties away on which I have a minature horse, which Rob so sweetly purchased for my daughter a couple of years ago and which he has now left for me to tend to by myself. The snow was very bad last week. Very bad. And the neighbors' fullsize horses had torn down my little horse's pen and he was running with them. I couldn't get my vehicle up the road and needed to feed the horses (all of them to make sure mine was fed.) I just couldn't get there.
I had picked up a load of hay from the barn, but it was impossible for me to accomplish this without carrying bales one by one up the road. What a nightmare that would have been. So, I did the only logical thing that any woman in my spot would do. I cried. And then I cried some more and then I cried again.
Suddenly, the name of somebody I knew casually came to mind. And I thought, "How weird would it be for me to show up at that house and just ask for help?" I really had nothing to lose. So, I went to the house and (remember I'm crying) and I started telling him my story. He said, "You'll be okay. Don't worry, we're going to take care of this right now."
We loaded the hay from my vehicle into the back of his 4-wheel-drive truck. He drove me where I needed to go, helped me feed the horses and catch the little one and put the big ones out. How amazing. I asked him how I could repay him, he said, "Just a 'hank you' is all I require." He was such a blessing to me. Priceless.
Some good deeds return in your own time of need.
But cookies are always welcome!!!!!!!!!
H-m-m-m-m! Whose to say? Maybe HE is mr.Right?????? :}