She went a few feet, on top of the tar
But something just didn’t seem right
There was a clunk from her front end
Then on popped that dashboard light
The little thing that shows a tire
When the air inside has gone down
So much for adventures in Walmart
This made Swifty’s owners frown
Turning around for the station
Swifty kept up a steady pace
Waited for Neil to fill’er up
The station was a busy place
The light on the dashboard was steady
Yet, the gauge said the air was thirty-two
Maybe the problem was more than that
Neil and Dorinda weren’t sure what to do
Deciding to head up the highway
Swifty felt fine and was strong
The light on the dash was still glowing
Yet, Swifty was moving along
Her first stop would be Joann’s fabrics
To pick up a notion for fixing some gear
Then they’d head off to Home Depot
But something did happen, oh dear!
The wheel was sputtering and shaking
Swifty was losing some control
Stopping to see what had gone wrong
Seems the air had escaped, as a whole!
The tire was flat, as flat as could be
There was nothing to do but park
Pull out the donut from the trunk
With a few unmentionable remarks
Grab the jack and the lug wrench
If something else could go wrong, it did
Only half the jack was in its space
Poor Neil, started flipping his lid
So they dialed the kiddies, hoping for a save
But each was not able to help them
One had no car, the other was too far
Things were starting to look mighty grim
When out of nowhere, he was standing
A gentleman and his two sons
He held a jack from his own trunk
Pretty soon they had it all done
Neil tried to give him some cash
A thank you for saving the day
The gentleman replied,
“I’m a pastor, God simply has sent me this way”
He blessed us both before he left
Said he did what any man should
Next time you think He’s not watching
Look around, you’ll see, God is so Good!
A Note: I’m sure, by now, you’ve figured out Swifty is my husband’s car. She wound up with a flat tire, the jack was missing the main piece of the crank (we bought the car used), and this lovely man, Santos, and his family, stopped without hesitation, changed the tire, blessed us and were on their way. God truly is watching over. My faith has grown even stronger by this act of kindness. I also have the mass times for his church. You can bet I’ll be there to hear him preach! ❤
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How can I even begin to thank all of you for bringing me to this milestone. I am overwhelmed at the support I receive from this blogging community, and beyond. When I started this journey a little over five years ago, I was thrilled when I had one follower. I’m still trying to wrap my head around 3500!!
There were many times I have thought about giving up, packing it in and saying it was a fun ride (and I actually did except, my daughter wouldn’t have it), but your comments and likes are what keep me going. The friendships I have made here, and around the social media circuits, are more than I could ever imagine. You have touched my heart and soul, and I am humbled by your kindness!!
Again, thank you so, so very much! ❤
With Much Love,
I decided to take Ritu’s (But I Smile Anyway) advice and check my spam filter. Oh my goodness!! So many of you wound up in there. I’m so sorry. I was not ignoring you. WordPress popped you there, instead of here. But it’s all better now. I’ve put you back where you belong 🙂
If you missed any of Ritu’s #Blogmas posts, be sure to check them out. She gives great advice to new bloggers, and seasoned veteran’s, as well!!
Most of us do things from our phones these days. But what do you do when your phone won’t cooperate? Here’s my dilemma. I get a lot of emails from the bloggers I follow on WordPress. I have a Yahoo account they go to. At certain times during the day, every email that comes through doesn’t allow to like or comment on a blog post. It tells me I need to log in (which I am) and when I try again, it still won’t let me do anything. Is it Yahoo or WordPress causing this?
The posts I get at 2AM, which are all the digests, I have no trouble with, unless I try to open them at 10AM. Then, you guessed it. It says I’m not following the blogger and I need to log in.
Does anyone else have this trouble? I don’t always have time during the day to read blogs, so if I’m sitting in a doctor’s office, or worse yet, the inspection station line, I want to be able to do my blogging!! Now, you’re probably thinking, why doesn’t she just use the reader? Because not all of you show up in it!!! It’s terrible. Reminds of Facebook. You see the same 5 or 6 bloggers and the rest are lost in word land.
So…any ideas, tips, rescues, anything at all?? I’m really getting annoyed about this whole mess. I just want to be able to read everyone’s blogs!!