Here we are to a new week, and dare I say it the last week of August. ( Yay!) We will still have hot weather in September, but I know we are on the down side of that. We had a going away party for my niece this weekend. We fixed up a place in the yard. I think it turned out really cute.
We have all kinds of plans for it. We have the fire pit down there and it makes the best place for a party.
There were a bunch of young people down there and you can't even tell it. We would have done more but our tractor had to go to the tractor shop for a tune up.
I think I need to go learn out to be a tractor mechanic. We should get it back this next week sometime and then we can start doing some real work.
We had my son, Ben and Megan the the boys over for dinner on Saturday. He has been going hunting when he gets the chance. We wanted to hear all about his hunting trips. He told us one, and I sat and cried the whole time. I thought I would share a bit of it.
He and his hunting buddy were driving back in the hills. A dirt road, with ruts and rocks and steep inclines. They were in a four wheel jeep. As they were going down this road, up ahead, Ben said he could see dirt like from another car. After a while they caught up to it and it was a little two wheel SUV. They went to pass it when they could and as they got up next to it, Ben said he saw that the hands on the steering wheel were lined and old, then he saw that the woman driving had a oxygen tank.
He knew then that they were lost. I kept thinking of the poor man and lady as this jeep pulls up and there are these hunter looking guys with guns and other things in the jeep and how scared they must have been.
Ben said, they rolled down the window and he said that he asked them where they were going, and they thought they were going to a resort area the total opposite direction from where they were.
Ben said that the husband had had a stroke so he couldn't drive and the lady who was 86 was shaking like a leaf. He asked them, " Would they like to follow them out and back to town or would they like him to drive?"
The lady jumped in the back seat quick as a wink, and Ben got in and drove them back down the mountain to safety. When they got into a area with cell service he called their son and told them what happened. The lady started giving him money and he told her" that they didn't need anything money," and she said, " Oh yes you do so take it." He said that he and his buddy had dinner and as it was too late for hunting went on back home.
You know how you read stories all of the time how people just end up dying and they find them days later. I guess I never imagined how they got there. As he told the story, I was was so proud of Ben and what a wonderful man he is and you know how I am proud of my kids, Ben works hard and supports his family and then instead of going on down the road stopped and helped that old couple.
I love this stage of my life. I love seeing what kind of people they are and how incredibly blessed I am to be their mother. I do feel like the richest woman in the whole wide world. I talked to my grand son yesterday on the phone. He is such a sweet little kid and when he was here over the summer we had lots of talks. He took one of my rugs home with him and yesterday he said, " Grandma you know that rug you made me? Well, I sleep with it every night." " I said oh you do?" He said, " Yes, I sleep with it in my arms so I can dream of you Next time I come, I am spending a month." ( He is seven years old.)
No matter how crazy the world gets, and how hard life sometimes is, there are moments that come into my daily life that show me how fairy tales do come true and how it is just a wonderful life.
O God, thou art my God, early will I seek thee: My soul thirsteth for thee,
my flesh longeth for thee,
In a dry and thirsty land, where no water is.
( A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.)
AMEN!! What a beautiful post. Those young men were right where they needed to be! The arms of Christ to this couple.
Yes, seeing them because wonderful adult is a true blessing and a blessing not all parents have, so it makes you even more thankful.
What an uplifting post ~ makes me count my blessing too .
Thank you :)
so sad.... maybe the old couple's son will take them in watch over them very carefully.....
And you should be proud! What nice young men. Have a great last week of August! xo
Aw! Job well done, good mama.
That is SO sweet about the rug. So tender.
Oh I loved reading this story, so glad you shared it. I believe God put them right there at that time just to be a help to that sweet couple. And what a sweet thing your grandson said.. Made your whole day I have no doubt. Enjoy your week!
you have put some really good people out into the world. :)
Oh Kim, it is such a wonderful post.
How precious your little g'son is!
Oh, I forgot..
How wonderful your son is!!
this is a wonderful story and example of charity and generosity.
Ben is a fine young man, and of course you are proud of the man he has become. I think all of your children are fine people, and they set a good example for others to follow.
Of course you and your husband raised them with values, and morals, and set a good example for them to follow :)
The world needs more people like Ben !!!
Love that your Grand thinks so much of the rug you gave him, and so much of you. That is so precious.
Have a great week, my friend.
that looks like a great spot for a party!! bring on fall, i can't wait!!!
Well hey, you can be summer camp, and keep the kids for six weeks! How's that sound? :-D
That story of Ben rescuing that couple blows my mind. I'm so glad he was right where he needed to be.
What a great reminder of what's really important in life.
Sweet story about your grandson...:) Your place looks like the perfect place to share in those family celebrations. Love all of your pretty morning glories. Enjoy! ...oh, one more thing, I can relate to the computer woes! Ugghh.. You can't live with them, or without them! :)
This is a great storey with a happy ending. Just imagine how thankful Ben and his hunting buddy must be to have been there at the right time and help this old couple when they needed help.
You have every right to be proud of your family.
I'm so glad that you were not in the earthquake region.
I just loved that little spot in the yard. It was such a perfect evening and we really didn't want to go home. We were driving back and we kept saying "I wish we could have stayed longer". He said next time we need to bring the tent or something to put the kids down to sleep so we can all stay up late and talk. :)
Wonderful family stories, Kim! Witness to outstanding upbringing! Oh, dear! No tractor! One of the most needed tools for the work you have going on there! xo Nellie
Oh my, what a wonderful thing your son and his friend did! You should be so proud of him. And what a sweet, sweet words from your 7 y.o. grandson!
I am not one bit surprised that one of your kids went out of their way to help someone. Those are the people you raised, with good values and compassion for others. Great job Ben! And the rug story.....soooo sweet
What a fine son you have. He and his friend saved two lives. Oh, how your heart must feel.
Oh my goodness...your grandson's comment about sleeping with the rug and dreaming of you made me cry! That is just precious! And yes, that was a fine thing your son and his buddy did and you have every reason to be proud!! I am proud of him, too!
I have enjoyed both stories so much. Ben is such a kind and caring man. I don't blame you for being proud. The grandson/rug story though is my favorite. It is really so sweet so loving so innocent.
Beautiful stories about your son and grandson. You are blessed indeed! Thank you for your kind comments about my mom. I feel that I've been very blessed too. I didn't remember that we shared our anniversary date. Nice to hear of marriages lasting, isn't it?
How scared that poor couple must have been, and how lucky and blessed they were to be found, and saved by Ben and his friend. It could have ended tragically. Your grandson is so sweet too, with his rug. Thanks for sharing this inspiring post today.
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