"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Have You Ever?

Have you ever done something just because? On my trip I confess that I did something on a whim just because...

In Oklahoma on the last night of my trip I went to Arby's. Anyone that knows me, knows that I do not like fast food at all- but for some reason I pulled into the lot of Arby's and on the way inside to grab something to eat I saw a site that made me laugh out loud.
It says:
Just Hitched
~ Going to the lake to work on our son!!!

Now I am not the wealthiest person in blogland as most of you know...but this was a very humble car, and it sure didn't matter to them! I went inside and quickly picked out the newlyweds and the energy that they had and walked over and began talking to them. I have to be honest, marriage to me has been such a wonderful blessing that I love to see others starting out new. They were going camping because they had small wedding and only a few people attended the wedding. I smiled and asked them to wait a moment and I went to my vehicle and called my Bill. I asked him if I could just waste $20.00. Well he knows I am not one to waste so he said it must be something, so go ahead.

I took two tens from my purse and slipped the money in a little trinket I had picked up on my travels and went back in and gave them this gift from one who has been married for over two decades to the newlyweds.

The bride broke down in tears and it was then I realized that for whatever reason people must not have been too supportive to their union. My impulsive action seems to have been the right ticket...

I loved this moment and the youthfulness that causes recklessness and often impulsiveness, as many of you may know, 21 years ago I did something young and reckless-and ended up in Nevada and married a man who proposed to me two days after we met! This impulsive action has made all the difference in my life, and allowed me to become the woman I am. As I looked at that young couple I thought this, and even shared this with them. They have their future ahead of them that is yet to be written. Even if things go off track, they can always redirect and progress on in their futures.

As I am home relaxing I pray that their honeymoon was incredible and that they are blessed with many sons and daughters!


Susan said...

Loved this story!!!!

michelle said...

Oh don't you just love those little God-incedences? I know I do!

~~Deby said...

I *LOVE*...I mean really love this post...as someone who was married at 18 and 4 days old...with not much REAL support...and still none from my MIL....well this struck a chord in me....this couple will remember this beautiful act...from a very heart sensitive woman....you are my kind of person, Jennifer.

PreparingMama said...

Your story made me tear up. Good for you for listening to the Lord's urging and blessing those folks. :)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful testimony to this couple of God's goodness. Jen that was so sweet and thoughtful. I pray they will be blessed in their marriage with many happy healthy children. Praise God for paying it forward!!