Monday, March 16, 2009

Mom. . . you’d never guess

"When we were coming home from the Awana Olympics I was looking out the window and saw a backpack and someone laying in the snow. I told Dad and he asked if the person was moving. I said no. So Dad turned the truck around and we went back and found where the man was laying. Dad got out of the truck and started running towards the man. . . the man was unconscious. The man was breathing and Dad called 911. The ambulance came and they got out a long stretcher and strapped him in. Then when they were putting him in the guy started to wake up and didn’t know what was happening. They asked him how old he was and he said 54. Then dad got back into the truck and we drove home. It was kinda scary and I wanted to know if he was OK. We prayed for him on our way home."

This made quite an impression on all 5 of the boys who witnessed this scene. Because of the privacy laws we will probably never know what happened to this gentleman. My husband said there was no smell of alcohol on his breath. I remember that morning when my husband was leaving he could not find his cell phone to take along. I was about to encourage him to just leave without the phone since they were running late but he was pretty insistent on finding his phone. Then he found it. Good thing too. He was able to call 911. The man was about 20-30 feet into the woods. I told Mr. C. that God used him to take notice of that man. Who knows how long he had been there.

In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lords determines his steps.” Proverbs 16:9

I have my plans for the day, but what are God’s plans for my day. I want to be sensitive enough to His spirit so I can be used by Him, however He desires.



  1. Wow, Heather! So thankful for observant eyes and quick steps! Hopefully the man is okay now...

    Tammy ~@~

  2. This made an impression on my boys as well! Great testimony to them of how God can use them.

  3. What a blessing to that man that your family was driving by. I hope he's okay.

  4. What a great story for teaching the miracles of God continue today.