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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


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22 Comentarios

Gayla Ezra
Amber you continue to be such an inspiration. If the world had a few more Amber it would definitely be a better place for all. Thanks for sharing.
Jill Beacom
By Jill Beacom
That is beautiful! Amber is a blessing in my life and I don't even know her. But it's on my bucket list to meet her someday. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Kris Morrissey
By Kris Morrissey
Mandy Flaming
By Mandy Flaming
This made MY day. Thanks for sharing!! It is no coincidence that Amber met and blessed that woman. God is using her in Mighty ways!! Love to all of you from Fort Worth.
connie grigsby
Way to go, Amber! So proud of you. What a blessing you are to so so many, including us! Thank you for being YOU!
Chris Peters
By Chris Peters
All these years later and still Amber continues to amaze us! Thank you for sharing!
Pamela Frank
Thank you for this story. My family has been struggling with forgiving a school bus driver that hit my brother's truck, killing him & injuring his passengers 08-14-14. I am so mad at the driver, he went so far after hitting them and over 8 months later we are having to fight for the bus company insurance to pay. It's such a screwed up system. It's not so much for us (nothing will ever bring his larger than life & amazing personality) but his passengers, they suffer day in & day out. The back seat passenger remembers the whole thing & has problems sleeping. There isn't a doubt in my mind that my brother is in Heaven & happy because he "got good with God as he always said" and became an amazing person of faith I just wish my heart could forgive.
Raymond Roth
By Ray Roth
The voice of the experienced teacher. Congratulations Amber.