Sunday, February 1, 2009
Year of Miracles #41
This little miracle happened a few weeks ago...
The kids and I were riding our bikes around the neighborhood to expend some of the pent up Sunday energy. The weather had been a bit rainy and cool. It was so nice out and our ride was going well. Until we got about a mile from home, that is. Then Patch crashed on his bike. He was not seriously hurt, but the brake on the back tire was messed up and I could not figure out how to get it to stop clenching. The tire would not move, making it impossible to ride his bike.
We stood there for a few minutes while I contemplated what my next move should be. The rain was starting up again and we were gwtting a little bit too wet.
Then a car came down the street and pulled into the driveway of the house by which we were stranded. A nice man came to see what was the problem. I could pretty much tell he was just getting home from his ward (he had on a suit and carried a scripture tote; also there are four wards in our square mile, so I felt the likelihood he was a member was pretty high). After I explained the problem he offered to take the bike home for us in the back of his car while I rode home with the rest of the kids.
So he and his wife loaded up Patch's bike (and Patch, so he could direct them) and I took off home with the girls. I was really grateful to have help so quickly and appreciated the service that nice couple rendered.