Sunday, November 23, 2008

A new bike

A few hours after our very scary near miss, when our hearts had settled down and after we had offered a prayer of gratitude for our little miracle, Isaac decided to go back outside and jump back on his bike. Fearless, that child! Only, he was most chagrined to find that his bike had sustained a lot of damage and was rendered unrideable. Tears followed, lots of little Isaac tears.

"Honey," I said, "it's more than okay. Your bike doesn't matter -- we can get you a new one. We're just glad you're okay."

This morning Elliot and Steve opened the garage door to walk down to church (happy November warmish weather!!) and found this sitting outside:

A new bike for Isaac, from the mailman.

My turn to cry.

16 comments:

abby said...

that is the best story ever!

Lindsey said...

Glad he, and you are ok!

Carrie said...

awesome.

Callie said...

Oh my goodness Emily! Now I am the one with tears! What a tender story...what a sweet mailman, and what a great Thanksgiving story your family has to remember in the years to come. I love it!

amyegodfrey said...

I cry tears of joy and gratitude, too.

Neil and Diana said...

Thanksgiving, indeed. I love that story.

tessa said...

So sweet. Are you baking him treats as we speak/type? My mom used to put Christmas cookies in the mailbox for the mailman. Nice to know you're surrounded by such kind people.

Jocelyn said...

What a touching story, I am so glad everyone is okay; scary.

Nancy said...

wow, that must have really shook up the mailman too. That is serioulsy something that would have been unexpected, you've even got me choked up. Now you need to get a helmet!

Jord said...

That is so sweet! What a scare for all of you and I'm so glad he was safe.

Andrew and Heidi said...

Way cool. --Andrew

Didi said...

Totally agree with everyone's comments. So glad Isaac is okay and what a great story!

whit said...

When you first said it was from the mailman, I thought you were joking, just something one might say. I then recalled that the encounter was with the mailman. That is a make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside story. Thanks for sharing.

Angela said...

Love that. Glad everyone is fine.

Kalli Ko said...

i would bawl too...

MAILMAN OF THE YEAR!!!

Christen said...

So sweet!