"Look for the helpers"
Posted by cypresstx
on 10/1/2017, 7:04 pm
thank you Spin_Doctor, that was good to read - so many people helping in so many ways
It brought back a memory, from when our last home flooded the 1st time & our kids were really little. There were ppl in their big wheeled trucks "sight-seeing" & going by our home really fast, making wakes that lapped water over our front door entrance - I swore under my breath at them each time they came by. Then a guy on a huge jet ski came by, really slow, looking at each house as he went. I was standing in our front doorway with two little kids hanging on to my legs & he stopped, drove his jet ski up our driveway & asked if we wanted to evacuate. I sobbed & nodded yes, he took me & our 2 little kids to dry ground, my husband following later, wading through the floodwaters. He dropped us off & went right back in, looking for more ppl to help
Several months later I recognized him, standing in line at the grocery store, introduced myself & thanked him, told him how much his help & kindness meant & how much he was appreciated. He said he was a volunteer with our local fire dept/rescue, not paid, but that's what they do. We both had tears. It's a good reminder for me that we need to be thankful for those who are helping - there really are so many of them.
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