[Northkeep] Wintery Woes no more!
j.t.herring at sbcglobal.net
Mon Feb 7 07:12:59 PST 2011
Last night around 5pm our vehicle got unstuck. It has been in the backyard
unable to move due to snow, ice, and mud since Thursday…I even called AAA, their
tow truck drove by and said the alley was too treacherous for his truck and so
he said good bye and good luck. My mood was pretty grim due to the truck
being stuck and no help or hope in sight leaving me not knowing how I was
going make it to work Monday…if I call in due to weather conditions again I
feared there may be some ramifications.
We had gone out to give it one more try, the last of several attempts over
the previous two days. My body aches and is quite sore from our efforts but
alas there is only so much one man and one woman can do in the face of nature
and such a situation. We were about to give up when some neighbors from down
the alley came out. The husband is a coach at Muskogee…tall as me but more
wedge shaped, a brawny fellow to be sure. The coach, his wife, and I pushed,
rocking back and forth, back and forth, while Kelandra drove and from all our
efforts things finally broke free from the mire and grabbed enough traction to
make it out. I don’t always hold as much with faith as I should and some
times when things are their darkest hope seems to be all we have to keep us
trying, but then again there are days like yesterday when I am left to wonder.
When we needed it the most, when my body was giving out, and my hope and faith
were at their lowest, that is when help arrived.
This is no tall tale just the honest truth…and it is why I would remind you
all to please hold fast my friends, weather this storm or any you may face in
your lives because hope can see you through, and help will come for you too.
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