Thursday, January 6, 2011

Snowbanks and Babies

You are driving along and you see a
car stopped by the side of the road with
a person(s) sitting in it.
They are stuck in a snowbank.
(or they have a flat tire, or their car looks broke down, etc.)
But they don't look hurt,
and since most everyone has a cell phone,
you just keep driving.
Right?
We all do it.

Well yesterday,
Wayne (a.k.a. Stanley) didn't drive by.
He stopped when he saw a woman
stuck with her car in a snowbank.

As other vehicles drove by, he stopped to help.

And he helped deliver a baby!!!

Well....
He pushed a Doctor out of the snowbank
who was rushing to the hospital to deliver a baby
via 'c' section when all of a sudden her car skidded on ice
and piled into a snowbank.
So indirectly... he helped deliver a baby....

Maybe they named the baby Stanley.... ;)

"Every action in our lives touches on
some chord that will vibrate an eternity."
~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin

38 comments:

*Ingrid* said...

Hi Catherine I am back afther a busy week!what a beautiful story and I like you image!love your other posts too,have a beautiful end of the week.....x

It's me said...

What an amazing story !!...love it.....their are angels all around us.........love love love Ria.....xxxxx

Lin said...

Hooray! Joe picked some woman up off a giant ice patch in downtown Chicago this week. He said he saw her wipe out and it was bad. He couldn't believe nobody else stopped to help her. What good men we have, eh?

I hope the doctor made it there in time!

4smartmonkeys said...

Go Stanley, Go Stanley!!! :) Stanley sounds like a great guy, glad he stopped to help :)

Deb said...

"Way to go, Doc!"

Katy Noelle said...

Brilliant! What a lesson!

The Monkeys said...

It is amazing how one kind gesture can make things better for someone else (or more than one person)!

Catherine said...

It's a lovely story and i like the picture!like your header too.
I must try rice,almond and cranberries, I just bought some cranberries from Canada and at the moment i'm drinking Cranberry juice!

yhosie said...

great story to tell...
wish there are more Stanleys in the streets :D

Xo, yhosie

Sarah Knight said...

How sweet : )

I got a flat once, and a good Samaritan helped me change it to the spare — I tried to give him cash, but he wouldn't take it. Some folks just have hearts of gold and good consciences.

Brian said...

That is so great! We should never take things for granted!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a great husband you have, Catherine.... I probably would not have stopped --but I'm glad he did....

Great story---Great man!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Hot Rocks said...

What a wonderful caring husband you have! You must be very proud. Way to go Stanley!

S. Etole said...

You must be very proud of such a man ... and rightly so.

Kat_RN said...

Way cool! I hope you are spoiling him rotten. Isn't it nice to know there are still Knights is Shining Armour out there? (even if their armour is a parka)
Kat

Teresa Evangeline said...

Love it! Great story. Great guy.

Linda R. said...

Ahhh, That is such a heart warming post.. So nice to hear their are still good people out there in this crazy world we live in!!

Hugs, Linda

BumbleVee said...

woohooo ... way to go Stanley....

One time I blew a tire on my little MGB sports car. ... almost rolled it, but, did get stopped without disaster.
There I was ..sitting on the ground in the ditch near the car still shaking .... when around the corner came a gang of motorcycle guys. You know the kind... the ones we fear and avoid. They stopped.. parked up, walked back and said... "need some help little lady?" .... I just mumbled something about it was okay and thanks, but I would just change my tire as soon as I stopped shaking.
No problem... some of them got out my spare... they shunned the jack.. a few others lifted the side of the car with the flat and another guy changed it. Voila! They said there ya go and off they went. It happened so fast I was still pretty much just sitting there ....
I told people that story for years....

My big burly angels in scruffy old leathers...

Julie Magers Soulen said...

What an amazing story! We never know how our actions will create ripples and effect another. What a great example!

Cheers!
Julie
Julie Magers Soulen Photography

BeadedTail said...

What a wonderful story! I'm not surprised that your husband is such a caring man and stopped to help the doctor! If they named the baby Stanley, let's hope it was a boy! :)

Sylvia said...

What a wonderful story, Catherine !
So nice your husband stopped, he's a gardian angel !
Hugs,
Sylvia

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Wow, this is a wonderful story, Catherine. And so special it happened now, when still a bit in the Christmas vibes...
Love to you for a happy Thursday! xxxx

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Wow, this is a wonderful story, Catherine. And so special it happened now, when still a bit in the Christmas vibes...
Love to you for a happy Thursday! xxxx

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Wow, this is a wonderful story, Catherine. And so special it happened now, when still a bit in the Christmas vibes...
Love to you for a happy Thursday! xxxx

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Wow, this is a wonderful story, Catherine. And so special it happened now, when still a bit in the Christmas vibes...
Love to you for a happy Thursday! xxxx

ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

Awesome Stanley :) What a great story!!

Oh, and yep, you guessed it! I'll be the one running the 13.1 in February!

Linens and Royals said...

I can only repeat what everyone else has said Catherine, Stanley is a true Prince among men. XX

Ann said...

Too bad we didn't have more Stanley's in the world. Way to go!!!!

Becca said...

What a wonderful thing your husband did! I work with surgeons every day, and I must say that I hope that surgeon was appreciative of Stanley's help! Sometimes they don't act very human, so I was just wondering. :-)
Have a good rest of the week my friend!

troutbirder said...

Who'da thought? Us snow bound people up here on the tundra. I got stuck myself last week skidding out on house and got help to get me out.

Tracey said...

How wonderful! What a nice man...xxx

Lesley said...

What a fabulous story and how nice to begin the new year with such a lovely act of kindness!
I hope the doctor told her patient all about it!

Tanja said...

That is a beautiful story Catherine, so know you have a docter in the house ;-)

Have a nice weekend

Greetz
Tanja

wildcatwoodscats said...

Great story - my hubby will always stop for someone on the side of the road. I worry he will get hurt but he ends up doing someone a big favor so your quote is spot on!

Tracy said...

Oh my goodness, how noble of him! :) Good for Stanley!!
Ahh, the joys of snow~ I do not miss that.

I love the quote at the end...isn't it the truth? and sometimes we don't even realize how powerful of an impact we have on others...thank you!

Kerri said...

Hurray for Stanley!!!

Connie said...

Wow! That's so awesome! YAY Stanley! :)

Jaime said...

Great story. Man, for a minute there I thought he actually had delivered a baby!
Heavy snowfalls make for great stories.

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