Back in October we bought Lucy.
You can read about that day here The perfect Redhead
In December, we spoke to our friends about the upcoming wedding of their daughter. It was going to be outside on a beautiful piece of property. All I could think of was having Lucy carry the beautiful bride to the aisle.
Ok Charma not everyone is in love with your old truck.
What Bride would want to be hauled around in a loud pickup truck?
I ask anyways.
They said yes! We were so excited.
Lucy was such a gift to our family and we couldn’t wait to share her with others. Dad loved Lucy so much and when I shared we would be taking her to a wedding to carry the bride he was so happy.
So it was planned. We would bring Lucy to the wedding area on December 30th at 1pm.
Days prior, Dad became really sick and I contacted our friends.
“Now don’t you worry, Lucy will be there. I won’t be able to come to the wedding and I’m so disappointed but Steve will be there.”
Here she is all ready for the bride!
Now I don’t believe in coincidence.
Almost at the same time this beautiful couple began their lives together, my Dad took his final breath and met Jesus face to face.
A few days ago, I received an email from the father of the bride. Here are a few of his words.
“Selfless….I’ve thought of this word a lot when I’ve thought of this day, this truck, you and your family.
You guys were hurting and had every right to hold things close that day, to say “no” to commitments and everyone would have definitely understood that…. But you chose to bless me and my family. Even though you guys were hurting you still poured into someone else and made their day special…. My day special…. My daughter’s day special. Selfless.
The truck meant a lot to me….. It was more than a truck. It was something a dad and his daughter enjoyed so another dad and daughter could enjoy…. Selfless.
I’ve thought many times about this day. I’m so sad that I missed it.
Dad would have been so mad at us if we had said no to his day. He loved Lucy. He would have wanted her to make someone else happy.
In this life, aren’t we supposed to be selfless? I cry buckets just thinking abut the joy of this day and how something so simple as an old truck made one old man and his baby girl so happy and how at the same time it made one younger man and his baby girl so happy.
Have a blessed Wednesday friends,