Wednesday, December 24, 2008


A young woman had been waiting for Christmas to come. Excitement and anticipation filled her heart. She finished her last day of work and got in her car to head home.

Her parents were waiting for her. Upon her arrival, they were loading to leave to visit family for the holidays.

On her way, her car overheated. Steam poured out from under her hood. She pulled off the highway into a gas station.

Distraught, she called a tow truck and her parents.

As she waited, she noticed a young man and his family in an old truck. He appeared to be trying to fix something on it.

She got distracted with her phone in the next few moments and was startled when a rap came on her window.

She rolled down her window and the same young man began to tell her their story.

He and his family were homeless. His wife and two babies were in the truck and they had just received word that the local shelter had room for them. The problem was, they didn't have enough gas to get there.

The young woman's heart went out to this family. In view of her own plight, she was aware of the frustration they must be feeling...even the humiliation.

She reached into her wallet, and pulled out the last of her money, and gave it to them.

An extremely grateful young man, thanked her, then asked why she was there. She relayed her own story, to which his compassion became apparent, and a tinge of embarrassment rose in his eyes.

When her parents arrived, the young woman who would have been overwrought with frustration, was filled with joy.

The tow truck arrived, loaded her car and she left with her family.

As they headed out of town to celebrate the birth of their Savior, the joy found through frustrating circumstances brought into focus, the true meaning of the season!

Both families got to experience a bit of Christmas joy!

(The story is happened last night)



At 4:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lauren, thank you for your heart and the lesson for all of us.

I love you all and we miss being with you -- but we are glad that you are together in Texas.

Love to all of you,


At 10:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Higgens Family, you are always in our thoughts and prayers.

Pat Davila and family

At 1:00 AM, Blogger KK said...

Oh no but oh yay!

I'm sad to hear the car broke down but I'm so happy to hear how the Lord used it. I know that could have been a truly frustrating situation.

I love you guys and hope you are enjoying a very Merry Christmas day!


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