Thursday, May 14, 2009

Zimbabwe here it comes!!

There have been a few times in my life that I have been proud of my accomplishments...a few times I have given my time for others less fortunate...but for some reason I think this one little thing has made me proudest of all.......why you ask??? Simple...you see the bus pictured below? Well a week ago a friend of my husband asked if he could use our shop to store a bus he needed to work on since it was raining and because it was too large to fit in his bay....Well after some careful measurements and some incredible driving they managed to get this bus shown below into our bay. Why is it so important to me? When the man who owned the bus came by I asked him about it and this is how the story goes...to the best of my knowledge;) There were some people in Virginia that bought the bus with the intentions of using it as a Medical bus for needy people...for what ever reason there was some disagreement and after purchasing the bus it sat for several years..A local company bought the bus and got it back up and running in tip, top shape to send to Zimbabwe....as I walked into the bus I could just picture all of the people coming in and out of it...it gave me chills to think that perhaps this bus which we had sitting in our shop, was perhaps going to save the lives of so many children...it may be there to comfort people in need...it might be....well the list goes on....suffice to say that we didn't charge the company nor our friend to house the bus for a few days. After 2 days it was then being sent for one final check up and then driven to Charleston where it was going to put on a boat to travel to what seems to me like the other side of the world...hopefully to bring peace and comfort and good health to those in desperate need....Financially we can't do much to help others but sometimes the use of a space and your time means a life for others....Hope everyone is doing well and remember often it is better to give than receive;)






Hugs French xoxoxo

18 comments:

raxx a day in the life said...

Hi Lisa, I get your point here, to us this may just be a bus, but for where it's going it might be a better life for so many, glad you had a part to play in the journey.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

You have a heart of gold my friend! I have missed you!

imjacobsmom said...

Oh French, It was refreshing to read this after an evening of helping Jacob with his school's SAVE DARFUR homework. HIs school is holding a 5K walk/run this weekend to raise funds for their relief efforts. ~ Robyn

artis1111 said...

Lisa, this is a great story. Kathy

Justine said...

What a wonderful story, French, and I'm so glad that you've played a part in it!

Justine :o )

sue said...

Oh Frenchie how wonderful!!! Gives me chills and tears! xo

Happy To Be said...

Awesome story French Fry..and I think the most important thing we can give is our time..its the most valueble thing we have today...I worked at the Blind center for over 20 years helping and I loved every minute of it and hope I help just s few of the ladies there...May you have a great weekend my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

squawmama said...

Hey Lisa... Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me... It means a lot to see my friends come by. I really understand your concept of the bus and what a beautiful thing you did for your husband’s friend... You know it will be helping many people and that is the whole point... You are a Blessed Angel

(((HUGS)))
Donna

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That is so great that you were able to do that! It is amazing to think of the journeys that bus will take and the lives that will be affected by it. laurie

Michael said...

What a wonderful gesture...you are so right. In times like these were we need to stretch our dollars for our own families, we can't forget that a donation of time can make all the difference for someone else.

Michael :o)

Donna Marie said...

Hey there French Fry,

I missssss you!

xoxoxoxox
Donna marie

Bo said...

Awww Lisa....you are such a warm, loving & giving earth angel...this was a real feel good post...I'm glad I got back online to read it!
Big hugs, Bo

Jill said...

HOw great is that????!!!!!!! GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Hey Lisa, It's wonderful that you could play a part in such a wonderful humanitarian cause. If we all pull together, wonder things are possible.
Hugs, Bridget

xinex said...

Oh what a great story, Lisa, and I love how they are doing that for a good cause...Christine

Donna Marie said...

French!!!! I just texted you my new number! Girl... you know I would have texted you back!

I am ok... I have my moments.. but over all I am feeling a little better. My Dad is having a hard time... so I have been spending more time with him.

xoxoxoxo
Donna Marie!

Have a good Holiday weekend and I will be talking to you real soon!

I MISS YOU LIKE CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!

Helen said...

Hello there! I am reading this on Memorial Day weekend ~~~ how very appropriate.

Wonderful post and wonderful YOU.

cindy said...

Awesome! Sometimes the little gesture helps in a very big way! ~Cindy~

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