1.07.2009

The Nice Snow Plow Man


I don't know what else to title this post, because I'm very thankful for the nice man who drove the snow plow through this afternoon.

My husband, Phil, went back to school today. As most of you know, we've had more than our fair share of snow this year. I would gladly give any or all of it to those of you who envy us. While Phil was out, the snow plow came through and did our side of the street 3 times, creating an enormous 4 1/2 foot berm right in front of our driveway. Phil always goes out right after the plow comes through in order to shovel that hard and packed-down snow. If you wait too long, it's nearly impossible to move. So, I put on my boots and gloves and headed out the door to find the snow shovel. By this time all of my neighbors were outside trying to remove the snow from their driveways, as well, and many of them commented that I seemed to have more snow in my driveway than any of them...hmmm...imagine that.

I jabbed the snow shovel into the berm and the snow didn't budge. I wanted to cry, thinking that it would take me forever to move that snow, and I had 2 sick kids inside the house. I chiseled away at the pile for a few minutes and then prayed and asked God to do something...anything. I didn't want to leave it for Phil, because by the time he got home, the snow would have been worse.

Then the most amazing thing happened. The snow plow drove by, but on the other side of the street. He had gone the distance of about 2 houses before he stopped, backed up diagonally past my house, moved forward, and then pushed his blade through the berm in my driveway. I don't know if I looked pathetic out there or what! I do know how to shovel snow. Maybe he realized that I had an incredible amount to shovel. I'm not sure what he thought, but I thanked him and then thanked God for His provision. It still took me about an hour to shovel out what was left, but I'm thankful for his help, nonetheless.

7 comments:

Rebekah said...

Thank God for good and timely blessings!

skB said...

aw, I am so glad that the kind snow plow guy helped you out!! Hope your kiddos feel better soon!

~nanashouse~ said...

Awesome story Jen ~ Awesome God :-)

Diane said...

Yay God! Yay Snowplow Man!

Hope that you can keep warm inside now. I'm praying for a speedy recovery for your kids. Take care.

brooke said...

snowplow drivers are the true heros of the inland northwest!

happiestmommies said...

I read your blog this morning over my first cup of coffee (as I have many times) and was uplifted by your words and music. And I always enjoy rereading your posted bible passage. Thanks for helping this Michigan mommy get through the day!

Tara

Jessica said...

What a nice guy! Glad you were out at the right time for God to give you that blessing. Still an hour after that, though. That's a lot of snow!!