Go the Extra Mile

Well, I’ve been MIA on my blog for a while now…weddings will do that to you! With that being said, I am excited to say that Ed and I are now happily married!! We are settling into our house and finding a routine, so I’m really excited to get back into sharing more posts again as we’re becoming more and more settled with each day that passes.

This post today was inspired by my brother, Dawson.

A week ago today, I was in a frenzy trying to make peach desserts…I had a TON of peaches (like over 100) and was trying to make peach ice cream, peach cobbler, peach pies, and whatever else I could so that these delicious peaches wouldn’t go bad. While making my final batch of ice cream, I ran out of heavy whipping cream and had to quickly go to Kroger to get some so I could finish before I had to go meet my brother at REI.

As I got to the light at the end of our street, I took a right turn and proceeded to go right up the curb. 🙂 Just lovely! It jostled me a bit, but I kept on going, thinking nothing more of it.

After running into Kroger I noticed that in that short amount of time, the tire pressure had dropped to 24. In a perfect world it would be at 32. I chalked it up to coincidence and hoped it didn’t have anything to do with me hitting the curb but as I continued on, it continued to drop.





When I got home, I opened my door to hear a “tttsssstttttt” sound and knew it was NOT good. Without even having to get that close to the tire, I could feel the air going out and see the hole in my tire.

So, I did what any sensible person would do…I went inside and finished making my batch of peach ice cream! Okay, yes, that’s not what a sensible person would do, but sadly, it is what I did.

As you can imagine, when I got back outside…my entire tire was flat. I drove my car .5 miles down the street, freaking out the whole time, but safely made it to the car shop. After giving them my car I walked on back home…to figure out that I was locked out of the house because I left my garage door opener in the car! Another oops.

I called Ed and asked how far away he was from home as it was about to rain…I know, I couldn’t believe my luck either! At this point, I was laughing and thinking that it couldn’t get much worse and that you just couldn’t make stories like these up!!

A few minutes later Ed got home and so graciously let me into the house. I walked into the kitchen to see that my final batch of ice cream had overflowed OUT of the ice cream machine and was now all over the counter.

Seriously, you just can’t make this stuff up! The laughing was done now and at this point I was just frustrated. I already was unable to meet Dawson, BUT I had hopes that I’d still make it to my Bible study that night as Ed was going to let me use his Jeep…and that’s when Dawson called me!!

When the tire incident first went down, I had to call Dawson to let him know that I would not be able to meet him at REI before my Bible study as I had a flat tire and had to get that taken care of. After I had dropped my car off, he had called me to ask if I wanted a ride to my Bible study. The thing is, he had been working all day and my house is the complete opposite direction of his work and even further from home. It would have been way out of his way and added 2-3 hours of drive time to his night AND think of how much gas money that would be for a young man still in college and paying for it on his own!!! I was so thankful and blown away by his generosity and kindness, despite how much of an inconvenience it would have been to him. His call really turned my frustrated mood upside-down!

So I wanted to encourage you to be that person today! Be someone who goes the extra mile to help someone else out, even if it means inconveniencing yourself for a little while…people are worth it ❤

One thought on “Go the Extra Mile

  1. You’re so blessed to have a sweet brother who would do all that for you. While not all sibling relationships are the same, life sure would be less without them!


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