This is my first winter in a new neighborhood. I don’t know my neighbors as I don’t spend a lot of time at this house. We had a blizzard last night…14 inches of snow and a 3 foot drift on my garage. I am an athlete so no snowblower and normally that’s not a big deal. But today it was. I struggled to make a path for my car but then of course, the snow plow comes through and the apron is 3 feet deep. Then a stranger from down the street shows up with his snowblower. “Thought you might like some help,” he smiles. Oh yeah, I gave him a hug. And even with his heavy duty machine, he struggled to clear my driveway. He wasn’t content making me a path, no, he cleared the whole thing. Sure, I found out where he lives, and I’ll bring his family some banana bread and movie passes, but I can not repay the favor…it’s my son’s birthday today and I really needed to get across town. Thanks, Mister…sometimes we need each other.
Wendy (Naarup) Theisen is a mom, an award-winning speaker, an author of five books, a rape survivor and an Ironman. She believes there’s a difference between being victimized and being a victim.