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I will give you a new heart, and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone, and give you a heart of flesh.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

How Rude!!!!

So yesterday I spent most of the day with my friend Sara. She brought me home around 3 or so. She had taken me to get Travis a Valentine card, but when I got home I accidently left it in her car!!!! I was very frustrated at myself.

So I decided that I had a little time before the kids got home, so I went to Walmart... (yes, yes, I know I am not supposed to do that) anyway I got him and the kids a card and some candy, then I proceeded to leave.
After I got to the car on my little electric cart, I got off and grabbed my 2 small bags, to put them in the car to leave..... I heard this guy say something that I thought I understood, but just in case I misunderstood, I said "excuse me" he tells me "you could at least limp and make yourself look like you need to use those" I told him "sir I have a heart disease"!! to which he replied " yeah sure you do". and then walked away.
I was shaking, and I got in the car and just started to cry.. I do not know why this made me feel so bad, but it did. I know that I have every right to be using the handicap spot and the cart, but it still bothered me.
I knew at some point I would get a dirty look, or something, but when this actually happened I could not understand why he was so rude to me.

I posted what happened on Facebook , and the emotions that it brought out of some of my closest friends and family was a little scary.. I know that they were all mad at what had happened to me as was I, but I went to bed last night feeling sorry for the man that had spoken so harshly to me.
I prayed for him last night and I will continue to do so, I do not know if he was angry because he was having a bad day, and thought that I was taking advantage of this luxury...but I know that he was put in my path to hurt my feelings so that I would pray for him!!!!
I know that I would trade him his parking spot anyday to be able to walk to the store and not be completely short of breath and tired. I would also trade him his parking spot for a new and healthy heart, but that is not how this works, so for now I will just trade the hurt feelings for a sense of humility, and I will pray for him, whoever he is.

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven.
a time to be born, and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

I have seen the burden God has laid on men. He has made everything beautiful in its time. Ecclesiastes 3:10-11


  1. Wow! What a story. It looks to me as though your heart is working wonderfully! I know Jennifer Dunmire, and she shared your blog with me. Is it all right if I share about this post you wrote on my blog? :)

  2. Absolutely!!! You may share it with anyone!!!!

  3. Oh my word! That's insanely insensitive!!! People just don't think!

  4. I think this is one of those instances where what the enemy intends for harm, God intends for good. Who knows how fruitful your prayers are in this man's life? Coming from BFM's Connection Cafe!

  5. Yea!! So glad you shared this story tonight! :)