Thursday, October 20, 2005

The Service of Others!

After picking Avalee up from playing with Benjamin (her favorite boy buddy), I took the kids to Old Navy to try and find Lincoln some pants. When we got in the parking lot, I got the kids out and noticed that I had left Avalee's window down. I got back in the car and put my key in the ignition and it wouldn't turn. I pulled it out and saw that it was slightly bent. I put the key against my leg to straighten it and it popped right in half. At that moment, I did not have a clue what to do.

We were about five miles from home so I couldn't walk. I couldn't think of anybody I knew that had room for two more car seats because of their own kid's car seats. I knew that it would take Nathan at least 1 1/2 hours to get to us by metro and bus with a copy of the key. So I took the kids in Old Navy and called Nathan. We decided that I should try to see if I could find someone to help me before Nathan tried to come get me. I called Alicia, my visiting teacher, and we brainstormed. Alicia came up with a person that might have room in her car to help me.

As I hung up the phone, four other mothers surrounded me and asked how they could help. They conversed amongst themselves and Diana decided that should had two hours to kill and would rather help me than spend more money. Diana was heaven sent. She took me home to get the title to our car and then we went to the Honda dealership to get a new key. She then took us back to the car. The new key worked!

Through the entire process, Avalee was so excited to ride in a van that had a hexy doo (aka scooby doo) magazine and Lincoln only cried towards the end because he was hungry and tired. I couldn't believe they were so good.

Diana took two hours out of her day to help us. I have never been so thankful. I know I was blessed because I have been trying to serve other even though some days I don't feel like I have enough time to sit down.