Sunday, January 13, 2008

A Thankful Heart & My Blog Award

One day last February Shane was on his way to town when he came upon an accident, he jumped out of the car and ran over to the vehicle to find a man confined to the front seat unable to move. The mans two children, 11 and 6 years old were with him, one in the front and one in the back. The children appeared to be fine. He and another passer by each ripped the doors off the car to get inside. The children were pretty shook up. Shane took his gloves off and put them on the fathers hands and he talked to him until the emergency response arrived. The father suffered multiple broken ribs and a broken spleen and was in hospital for quite awhile. The children were both air lifted to the IWK Children's Hospital and went through months of rehabilitation for a number of medical reasons. A few days after the accident the man's father stopped in and couldn't thank Shane enough for assisting his son and grandchildren at the scene. Shane and I both had tears in our eyes when he left.
A man pulled into the driveway when Shane was outside the other day and handed him this card, wished him a Happy New Year and drove off. He didn't recognise the man right away but knew as soon as he opened the card who it was. It was from the man in the accident and he just wanted to thank Shane and let him know how grateful he was. He was probably so relieved that he and his children were alive so they could enjoy the holidays together that it reminded him of the things he was thankful for. He gave Shane a couple of gift certificates and a beautiful card. What a blessing for him to know how his small act of kindness touched someones life and left such an impression.

Thanks Dannye for the Blogging with a Purpose award that you nominated me for....I am thrilled that you think I blog with a purpose but I have to admit sometimes I wonder. ;oP
Once again I just simply cannot bring myself to only pick 5 so if you haven't been nominated and I've commented on your blog then you must have a blog with a purpose so congrats on your award and please accept.

These are the guidelines for this award:

1. Awarded parties must nominate five people who have not received the award.
2. The blogs that receive the award must serve some purpose.
3. In their post about the award they need to link back to the original entry.
4. Awarded parties must post the award banner on their site. The banner must remain linked to Eric Novak's site.


Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

What a wonderful thing....
Have a Great Week..

Janet said...

I loved reading that, Debbie, you made my day. Bless you, Shane.

Doris & Dan said...

That is amazing. You are both amazing.

Keep smilin!

Nadine said...

What a wonderful story about your husband. How many people drove by and just looked that day without stopping to help. I'm glad the man recovered enough to drive himself to your home.

Steffie B. said...

Thsi was a wonderful post! Hope you have a great day!

OH MY #6 said...

Wow, that is so nice. I am touched by this story.

You do BLOG with a Purpose!


Lesa said...

Hey Deb,
You tell Shane he is a real life Hero!! What a brave thing to do. Not many people would have done what he did.
I'm so happy to hear that the family is doing much better.


mommy24treasures said...

that was a wonderful surprise, what a thoughtful grateful man. Thank you for sharing it.

Shannon said...

Such goodness all around.