Friday, April 10, 2009

My husband ROCKS Friday!!!

It's that day...that day of the week when I sometimes have to think really hard about why my husband rocks :) Okay, so maybe not SO hard...because well, he's just awesome!
Bran is always willing to lend a helping hand, whether it be to friends, family, or a complete stranger! Last weekend as we headed down to my mom's house, about a 3 hour drive, we were about 50 or so miles outside of town when we see a Ford Powerstroke had broke down on the side of the highway. It isn't the busiest highway, but I was still surprised because these two poor guys looked like they had been sitting there for awhile. Brandon says he wasn't sure if he could help them, but he would try.
Obviously, he's a mechanic and just so happened to bring tools with him. The poor guy's alternator had gone out, he could drive about 15 miles before he would need to be jumped again. So, my husband did the only thing he could do...we followed the guy the rest of the way and pulled off to the side of the road to jump the guy and let his batteries charge up a bit so he could make it safely to Walla-Walla. It added about an hour to our travel time, but it was worth it...my husband was NOT going to let the guy just go off on his own, he wanted to make sure he got to his destination. We gave him my mom's phone number so he could let us know he got home safely, and the guy actually did call and thanked Brandon for lending him a hand...

My husband rocks because he cares about other people. He *wants* to help, and I think that's phenomenal. We have to remember that no matter how insignificant ANY ministry seems to be, it will make an impact on someone's life. Simply pulling over to help the person on the side of the road can make a huge difference in everyone's life. Of course you have to be careful WHERE you are pulling over or who you are helping, but generally, the person on the side of the road won't be a psycho killer, just someone who needs a jump :)

1 comments:

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

That was wonderful of your DH! :)