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.


  1. I had no idea there was such a large concentration of members in Arizona. It sounds like UTah!

  2. Not all of Mesa is that way, but central Mesa is. I love having almost everyone on our street in our ward. Much better than being the only ones on the street or in the neighborhood.

  3. It's always heartening to see folks taking time out of their day to help out their neighbor. Time has become such a precious commodity that people are sometimes less willing to part with it than with money. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I always enjoy reading your miracles. I think it is such a good reminder that miracles are all around us and we will notice them if we take the time. That was nice of the man and his wife to help. I am sure it made them feel pretty good about their day as well.


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