Tuesday, January 27, 2009

If Ye Are Prepared...


As I said in my last post, the weather today was freezing! The roads are covered with ice. I was driving down the road and came upon a a suburban stuck in a huge pile of snow. Two men had stopped already and were trying to get her out. They were using their hands. In our van we had two little shovels for this very purpose. They used those for a while, but the suburban was completely stuck. My dad drove past on his way home and asked if anyone had a tow rope, since he had a tow-thingy on the back of his SUV. Well, well, well...I had a tow rope, too! We saved this poor, helpless, embarrassed teenage girl and sent her on her way. I had one of those moments, a eureka moment: we're asked to be prepared. Too often, I think it's just for me, or my family. Yet more often, our "preparedness" is for others...not ourselves. Life's not always about us, is it?

7 comments:

Honey said...

I heard a comment the other day that someone was going to put a firearm along with their food storage. So if there's a disaster and someone comes along (perhaps) to steal the food that THEY stored and saved, they can "resolve" the situation! WHAT?!?! I'd never heard THAT before...

Jared and Marilou said...

Way to be prepared. I can't believe how cold it was today, but I am glad you guys had fun (we bundled up nice and tight and stayed inside all day) :)

katieo said...

This is a great post and great reminder but Oh Lanette, I'm totally laughing right now at your comments on my blog. I responded and hopefully you will be able to more easily identify yourself. :)

Rebekah said...

Good reminder, and great story. Do we have permission to use this one in a talk if the need arises?
You are so great!!

Melissa and Trevor said...

so glad that you found my blog so I could find yours!!!!!

Shelley Gee said...

I won't be offended that I didn't even make your blog list, or the fact that your mom had to tell me you even have a blog!! Good thing we are related and I love you or I might be upset! But, it's all good :D This is a way cute blog, you have done well! I still need to get that book from you that I was going to get on Christmas Day!! Do you think that time will ever allow ourselves to actually find one another in person? We may have to live forever waiting for that Christmas Eve party or the rare sightings in Wal-Mart. The universe is working against us...I'm sure of it! :D

Harley said...

What a great post Lanette. I love being inspired by others & you are one who often inspires me or touches me in some way. You are great!

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