Sunday, March 9, 2014

Yesterday's Kindnesses

Yesterday, we traveled to meet up with Virginia's best friend and her mother (andtheir much-loved  four-legged mascot, Clyde) in another state.  We met at the half-way point between our two houses as we usually do when getting the girls together. Our day started out with a nice surprise when at the McDonald's drive-thru, we were told by the nice young man working at the window that our order had been paid for by another customer. We did not know her or why she did it, but it was certainly a lovely, lovely act of kindness.

Our trip up was uneventful after that. We had a very pleasant albeit short visit with Sarah, her mom (Miss Sheila) and Clyde.  After going our separate ways, Dad, the boys and I  did a little shopping then headed home. On the way back over the mountain, we kept running into law enforcement who had pulled someone over. Ont he NC side, we were pulled over.  The officer was very nice, but came up and asked for Michael's license, insurance and registration. He wouldn't say why he stopped us until he checked our information (I guess as the Dispatcher would say on Adam-12, there were no "wants or warrants"). Apparently, one of our front lights were out.  That's odd because we hadn't noticed that, and Dad had just had the van checked out for the trip.  What was even more odd was that he asked where we were from, where were going and what we were doing. It was about 7:00 or so in the evening at the latest. Now, I want to say that the Officer could not have been more polite.  Every stop like that is potentially a life-threatening situation, so I do not think that he was stopping us for any frivolous reason.  Michael and I are both convinced that he and all of the other Law Enforcement we saw on the road where looking for someone. It was just too strange. He gave us a "warning" to get the light fixed on a sheet of paper which we could use if stopped again (to prevent receiving a ticket).  The stop made Michael, already a cautious driver, even more careful on the rest of the way home. We both appreciated the officer's kindness all the way around.

It was good to get home even though we had to immediately start setting our clocks ahead! Yikes! This is NEVER my favorite time change, but what a kindness that it is here just as we begin Spring Break.

The Lord's goodness was revealed to us repeatedly today, through traveling mercies, kind acts from others and the love of family and friend.


  1. So glad you received a "happy" at McDonalds!

    I do believe God protected you from something else with that traffic stop.

    Have a good week!

  2. Becky, I agree with you. I don't know what was going on, but HE did. The officer was so nice and actually apologized for taking our time and thanked M for being patient. THey must have been looking for someone. He got the light fixed yesterday. We have to send proof of the repair to the NC Highway Patrol--that's ok, too.