First of all, the expression 'in a pickle' is well known in our family! When Peaches and Bandit were smaller and trying to determine who was in charge they would often fight. In order to show them that we were dominant, we would break them apart and hold them down by there necks (not angrily of course!) One time while holding Peaches down, she was pretty upset...I, trying to remain calm (like the dog whisperer recommends), spouted off to Peaches 'Looks like you're in a pickle'. The kids thought it was the funniest thing, and remind me of it all the time!
So, anyways, Mark and I were in a pickle recently. The brakes went out on the Saturn, so Mark had to use the truck. I am not a big fan of not having a vehicle when I am home all day with two kids! With my two, you never know what's gonna happen or who will get hurt! After a week of not having a car, John and Wendy showed up on our porch, TOOLS IN HAND, to fix Mark's car! What a random act of kindness! John actually fixed the saturn (with some assistance from Mark). The friendships that we have made are awesome, not because we 'got something' but because we have friends that are willing to help out when we have a need! At times, our church family seems closer than our blood family...that's a pretty neat feeling. The moral of this story is: if you don't have a small group/life group... find one! It's not cool to go through life without close friends that you can count on!
Did I mention the windshield wipers were broken too?
Mark and John working
PS Wendy, I'm looking forward to 'Paying it forward'!