i am blown away by the outpouring of love, prayers and support from all of you. who knew that a few days ago, when my friends Sci and Mars were scrambling their brains trying to figure out what to do after Sci wrecked their family's only vehicle - a problem that must have seemed insurmountable at the time - that after only a few days our blogging community would jump in and help them with this problem.
first and foremost - i thank each and every one of you who said a prayer for my friends - prayers always help and prayers from a number of people, some of whom are halfway around the world are the best. to all of my friends who prayed for Sci and Mars - well, it's nothing short of miraculous but your prayers WORKED!!!
to all of you who, although times are tough and money is scarce, sent a gift to my friend - even if it was only a dollar - well - your gift has really helped. Sci and Mars are no longer running around like chickens with their heads cut off, wondering how they are going to fix the truck. i think that all of us have at one time, or another, been in a financial bind wondering how we are going to fix the well, fix the sump-pump, replace the transmission in our vehicles, etc. it is an awful feeling to not know "where to get the money". that weight has been lifted from my friends' shoulders. and i thank you all for being so generous!
next - i am giving the biggest shout-out to my dear buddy, MDR from Modern Day Redneck. i have met several Texans in my life and they are some of the most generous, willing to help kind of people in the world. both Sci and MDR are Texans and listening to their accents on the phone - they sound like they might be cousins - bahhaha!
why am i giving a big shout-out to MDR? well, because in his true and humble fashion, he generously offered Sci and Mars the use of one of his trucks. YES - you read that right!!! oh and if that wasn't enough generosity - he offered to TAKE the truck from Texas to Oklahoma - and he offered to do it this Saturday!!!! he and his lovely wife will spend their day Saturday taking the truck to Sci and Mars!!! in less than a week, because of everyone's generosity, the biggest being MDR's, Sci and Mars will have a working vehicle while Mars continues to fix theirs.
for any of who know MDR, you know that he is not the kind of person to want a bunch of attention. i had to beg him to let me tell all of you about his generosity. in true MDR fashion he told me "I am not doing this for the glory or the attention...I do it out of friendship, love and the generosity through the glory of Christ,
because without him we cannot do anything anyway". no truer words have been said, buddy!
MDR - from the bottom of my Big Cape Breton heart, i thank your Big Texan Heart! i won't forget this buddy! and jambaloney and i will always be here if you need us!!!
lastly, i would like to thank one of our readers, Rick, who made a substantial donation. Rick, it was really nice talking to you and i hope that we can stay in touch through the blog and through email. you have lived a very interesting life and i would love to know more about it!
one last time - to all of you, my friends, who jumped when i called - thank you so much. it is such a nice feeling to know that one has reliable and true friends. if there is anything that i can ever do for any of you, please don't hesitate to ask. i promise to always try to do my best to be a good a friend as you all are to me.
make sure to stop in to Sci's thank you post!