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Give 'em a brake

Amber told me about her day at the salon today.

She was sitting at the front desk and an elderly lady came in – as fast as she could – asking if Amber could rush outside and help her (also elderly) sister.  That one was trying to come up the ramp with a walker and was quickly losing the battle from being tired.  Of course, the first lady did not know Amber lacked the agility of her apparent youth.

But Amber did the best she could to get outside in a hurry.  Although it is a small ramp and a short one at that, the lady didn’t seem to know how to use the brakes and the walker was backing up on her.  Amber grabbed the front bar to stabilize herself, reaching over to lock one of the brakes and next the other.  She told the lady to sit down on the seat to catch her breath. The following conversation ensued:

“Young lady, how did you learn to handle a walker like that?  I thought it was going to run me over!”

“It’s a long story.”

“Tell me.”

“For a time I was in a wheel chair, and for a longer time I was in a walker.  Now, I don’t need either one, but my heart goes out to those who do.”

“What happened to you?”

“I was hit by a big dump truck.  It changed my life, but I can walk now and raise my son again.”

“How do you control your anger against that driver.”

“I don’t have any.”

“Huh?? You’ve forgiven him?”

“Well, I still struggle with the forgiven part, but I just don’t have anger.  Besides, I know God forgives us, including me.  He has given me a peace in life.”

“Oh, darling, you just made my day!”

 

Whatever trial given you, God will use it to bring you closer to Him and make you a blessing to others. There’s just something special about  2 Corinthians 1:4

Craig





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Kym Winchester
By Kym
I have said this so many times, but that girl is amazing! Think of the comfort and acceptance she brought to that dear woman. God has definitely worked another miracle through dear Amber-He works through her every day! God bless your sweet family, and please tell Bailey to quit growing up so fast-he is making me feel old!! xoxo
Herb and Barb Anderson
By Herb and Barb Anderson
Wonderful testimony, Amber! Proud of you! Your Parents and Heavenly Father are proud of you too! To God be the Glory! Recently, I was looking for something, and I came across a list that Herb and I made in 2010. He was feeling very limited in what we could enjoy due to his declining health and physical limitations. So, we made a long list of 26 things we can still do together! On that list , number 8 was to read Caring Bridge Updates for Amber and pray together for her! Reading this item brought tears of rejoicing to my eyes! Praise God that YOU are now able to help others who face physical challenges! God answers prayer! Hugs to you and Bailey as well as your parents!
Love,
Herb & Batb
Bev Pugh
By Be Pugh
Wonderful story, Amber. God bless your life and give you joy as you live your life and speak of Him.
Sue Frerichs
By Sue Frerichs
What an awesome story! Thank you for sharing it with us.
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Liz Shaffer
By Liz Shaffer
So proud of you, Amber. Way to give God all the credit! ❤️
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Lori Eccleston
By Lori Eccleston
You are an amazing woman Amber! Way to show God's love to others and live your life with your cup half full! That woman will never forget your kindness.
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