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Archive for February 23rd, 2014

A woman needed help. She reluctantly and hesitantly asked if volunteers would help her. It was difficult for her to do. She was used to doing for herself but that was in the past.

Saturday

We have so much in life even when we are lacking, we are blessed. I have never known how to be a needy person but you know, we are all needy in some way. Today, like many days lately I was out cleaning the yard, struggling to move limbs and storm debris to the curb before the county’s contractor came through. We only get one chance and that’s it. A lot like life. It was too much for me but I was doing the best I could—get as much done as possible—even if it got the best of me. I kept pushing. 🙂

I prayed when I arose that God would be with me, to give me strength to do this unattainable task. I prayed a few more times while I was out working (normal for me in the day) that He would be there and that He would send someone to help. I didn’t know how to act if He did and I didn’t know what to do if I didn’t get help. I left it in God’s hands.

Next thing I know there are 3 trucks pulling up to my house with a few young men and several younger guys piling out to clean my yard—get the trees off my house—cut them up and haul to the curb. I felt overwhelmed and began to cry. 🙂

An elderly neighbor stopped by to tell them, “thank you.” These young guys worked so hard. There was one I was scared he was going to fall and hurt himself. They were great. I really cannot repay what they did for me…and I’m not speaking of monetary worth. They helped my heart when it really needed it.

 

Remember the ice and limbs in the front…

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There is more to clean but the big limbs have been moved. THANK YOU!

  

These young men are from the Atlanta area (not local). They traveled to Augusta to assist in the Columbia County Day of Service organized by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (The Mormons). I add this with their permission. 🙂

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This is what it is all about…what we can do for others. We all learn from one another when we give in this way but the young men—I dare not say boys—probably learn the most because they carry it with them for the rest of their lives. I was so happy. They answered a prayer 🙂 . 

Blessings… 😀

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