Beverly Parkison aka Lateblooming Designs

Like a Good Neighbor

What do you do when things go south because you aren’t able to do what you do any longer? Let your needs be known…far and wide. For several months my Mother has been harping, yes harping, for someone to clean off the ditch that runs right behind the house at Hope End Farm. It really wasn’t bothering any one but her . She is deathly afraid of snakes and yes the over grown ditch is close to the house. My Dad used to be able to keep it under control but his age has hindered him from doing anything around the farm for several years now.  We are fortunate to  have someone who cuts the hay fields and keeps it from going wild but the ditch had really just taken off and it was a mess.

Every time the good Dr. D. Perry would come around Mother  would ask, ” Who would know how to clean the ditch out.” She just felt like he ,having property himself, would know someone in the area who could get the job done. Little did we know he did know someone…several someones who would be willing to come help out. On Saturday morning, bright and early by  Hope End standards,  the good Doctor and about 8 or 10 other good souls along with good heavy equipment showed up and like clock work working together cleaned out the ditch. Yea! Really cleaned it out. My sister and I would have been the rest of the winter trying to do what they did in short time.

What we did not know is that the good Dr. is head of missions at his church.

Walnut Grove Baptist Church of Walnut Grove , Ms. is growing mission minded young people. They jumped in the dirt and tackled the briers and lifted the very heavy boulders that were brought to the surface from the digging.  And the good adult men were generous with their heavy equipment to make ‘hay’ in no time at all. Having the right stuff with the right people sure was nice. Thank You Dr. Perry and the folks from WGBC. and may our God continue to bless each of these caring neighbors.

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Love to each of you,      beverly   aka    Late Blooming Designs

Comments on: "Like a Good Neighbor" (11)

  1. That was beautiful thing for them to do. And you are so right. We never know what can happen unless we ask. The sad thing is that good stories like this never seemed to be in demand. Make she wonder what is wrong with the world at large that good news isn’t good enough for them. 😦

    • I am forever wondering what is wrong with people. Of course we know.

      • It makes it hard to hope there will be peace, doesn’t it? Jesus said it himself, that there will always be wars and rumors of wars. And also that the poor will always be with us. So all we can do is treat people as Jesus says and hope that we leave others in a better place because we were in their life.

  2. what a sweet story-how it warmed my heart. God bless that doctor and his friends. love Michele

    • You know they got a special thank you and a small donation to their church. Can’t wait to see how all of this rain is effecting the clean out.

  3. What a wonderful way to be Jesus with skin on. This was wonderful to read Beverly.

  4. I am filled with joy that your parents worries about this have now ended, and filled with gratitude to your mothers Doctor for taking your moms concerns and worries on-board and arranging to do what needed to be done, with the generous help of all the kind people who came, and did what needed to be done.

    Truly beautiful people, each and every one of them. I send them my thanks and my love.
    May God bless and keep them.

    Sending love to you too Bev. Muchly.
    ~ Cobs. xxx

  5. It is wonderful to have good neighbors.

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