Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Monday morning I was leaving my home early and got in my car only to have it do that ominous "click click" as I turned the key in the ignition. I immediately tried to call my sister who lives nearby to catch a ride with her but she had already left for work. I then called Kik at work and explained what had happened and she said she would call her husband right away. I hung up and then thought to call my friend, Kelly, who also lives nearby and when I got a hold of her she immediately told me she would be right over. I called Kik back and told her Kelly was coming - and Ken who was going to come to help me didn't need to.

Kelly arrived in her brand new Hyundai Sonata - drove back to her house with me - handed me the keys and told me to keep the car for the day - she didn't need it - and that her husband, Dana, would be over to look at my car later (she took my car keys). I drove her great car with fabulous pick up!!! and when I got home that night they came over - he had a charger to charge my battery - then went back to his office and got a battery tester so he could test my battery and make sure that it wasnn't something more serious - he said I apparently had left the dome light on inside the car - and did I mention that a light rain was falling this whole time?

One of my daughters said that Kelly never stops at square one when she is helping a someone - she always goes right to the limit - without any hesitation. Dana was once driving past our house when he saw that April had a flat and immediately stopped and changed the tire for her - then went and got her new tires on her car!!! They come running everytime someone needs help - no matter who you are - she once noticed an elderly woman in the supermarket and she began helping her and visiting her at her home nearby - there are just countless stories of their willingness to help you when you're in trouble.

Friends like Kelly and Dana are pure gold.


Teresa said...

Awe...she her husband sound like gems!! That is so great that God takes care of you thru other people! We are His hands!!

Train Wreck said...

Oh you and I have the same kind of friends! Nice to "meet" you. Thank you for stopping by and taking time to leave a comment! I love your photos down below. Gorgeous. My husband and I went through Iowa one year, he was going to surprise me with some covered bridges. We drove all over (Madison County) and saw one! lol!

kenady said...

that they are! count yourself lucky:)

Chief Rock Chef said...

Wow, what great people!

I love the term "pick up", reminds me of The Blues Brothers when they jump the police car over the bridge.

April Joy said...

Ok. Just pointing out here that he didn't change my tire. He had my car towed for me and then he had them change ALL of my tires! And when I tried to repay them for it they gave me back the check with "VOID" written across it in my Christmas card.

Claire said...

Teresa - You are so right!

Train Wreck - We just happened on that bridge and we had to wait for all the other people to finish taking their photos so we could have the proper setting - thank you for returning the visit!

Kenday - hope to see you soon!

Hey Chief! - You made me laugh just remembering that movie!

April - I thought there was more to that episode but couldn't remember and what to go ahead and post - thanks for getting it right!!!

jenelle said...

Wow - that's amazing. The world could definitely use more like them. Maybe I should start by being more like them... hmm, there goes the conviction thing again.

terri said...

Everyone should be so lucky as to have friends like these! What a blessing they are.