A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. he was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down. When he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag's side door! He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown. The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against a parked car shouting, "What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing? That's a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?" The young boy was apologetic. "Please, mister... please, I'm sorry but I didn't know what else to do," He pleaded. "I threw the brick because no one else would stop..." With tears dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car. "It's my brother," he said. "He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up."
Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive, "would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He's hurt and he's too heavy for me."
Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything was going to be okay. "Thank you and may God bless you," the grateful child told the stranger. Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy! push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home.
It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair the dented side door. He kept the dent there to remind him of this message: "Don't go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention!" God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts. Sometimes when we don't have time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us. It's our choice to listen or not.
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I'm finally starting a blog yeah! It sometimes takes me longer than everybody else to get it down. I love life and I love my family. Some of my greatest blessings call me mom. I feel very blessed to have such wonderful children. Paul will be fourteen in October, and is in eighth grade. He's the big man on campus this year. He is enjoying scouts. Hopefully we'll have an eagle scout in the next year or two. Ryan's son Cortlin got to come spend a month with us in June. He lives in Utah and we miss him alot. He turned twelve in July and is in sixth grade this year. Kinlyn is my little sunshine. She is three years old and has enough energy for everybody. She is my sidekick, she loves to do whatever mommy is doing. And I love every minute of it. Ryan recently got a new job with Jahn's Tractor Service as a mechanic. He seems to really like it alot. I still do massage therapy three days a week. I love it! My life has truly been bleesed in so many ways. I'm grateful for friends and family who keep my testimony strong.