Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Chicago suburbs
people in ditches
My sister made a connection between a slip of the tongue I made years ago and something I do now, and I thought it was funny enough to share....
Years ago, I was a lector at my church. Along with doing readings, I often would read the petitions. One of the prayers was 'for people with addictions' but I guess I mumbled that one a bit, because my sister thought I was asking the congregation to pray for people in ditches. It made for a lot of laughs at the time, and it just came up again.
My husband and I both lost our jobs last month because of the economy, but since we love snow we've been out in it a lot, driving around and enjoying spots where we can slide around and play. Since we have an SUV that we can easily tow with, we keep a tow strap in the car, and in the last month we've pulled about half a dozen people out of ditches. It's mutually beneficial - we get practice pulling stuck cars free, which helps us in the summer when we're offroading in the mud, and the people who have slid off the road don't have to wait for a tow truck, which can take hours if the weather is really nasty. Some people have paid us for pulling them out, but I'm not about to ask if they don't. I know things are tight for everyone, and why wouldn't I help out when I've got the means to do so? I feel like it's one of the only things I CAN do to help others right now!
So when I told my sister about this, she reminded me about the praying for people in ditches, and we had a good laugh over how this has come full circle years later! They thought I was saying we should pray for people in ditches, and now I'm rescuing people in ditches!
~Diana, happy mom to Fern and Fergie