Over the past week, we’ve been having some trouble with one
of our cars. The battery keeps draining and needing a boost to start again, but
only when it feels like it. We thought we had fixed the problem until last night.
home the car started shaking, all of the lights came on, and the car shut down
and slowly rolled to a stop. It wouldn’t even start to turnover, so a jump from
another car couldn’t help it this time. I called CAA and they sent someone to
come and tow the car. At this point it was 6:15pm.
driver. He informed me that they couldn’t find any drivers in our area to accommodate
a child, so he was leaving now… from a location an hour away.
fairy miserable, I had a terrible day at work, it was almost Holly’s bedtime,
we hadn’t eaten anything yet, and we would have to wait another hour for
someone to come and get us. I wouldn’t call any of my friends for a ride; I
always been guilty for turning my problems in to other people’s burden. I just
started to cry.
friend and ask her to come and get Holly and I while he waited in the car for
the tow truck. Of course, she didn’t hesitate and was there within 10 minutes.
She drove Holly and I all the way home and even stopped at McDonalds to get Holly
some food. Chris ended up having to wait over an hour for the tow truck driver
to arrive. He didn’t get home until 9:30pm.
my life are. Chris waited a total of almost three hours at the side of the road
on an empty stomach and in the cold for the truck to come. He did everything in
his power to make sure Holly and I got home safe and sound earlier than he did.
My best friend took over an hour out of the only evening she had off work this
week to pick us up, bring us home, and drive back. When I tried to give her gas
money or even insist she didn’t come, she refused.
event that happened in my life, this incident and the actions that followed
really made me sit and think about the people I have chosen to be part of my
life and who have chosen to let me be part of theirs.
always put our children and me ahead of himself to keep us safe and happy. I am
also incredibly thankful that I have friends who will drop everything to help
me when I need them.
that to you) and today I feel like I’m looking at a bigger picture- a more
positive picture of my life and surroundings. Sometimes it takes the bad for
you to open your eyes to the good.