Ice Storm – by Shana Barkan

snow shovelledJust this past week I, a single mom, have been in and out of the hospital during an ice storm.

We just moved to this state a few months ago and really don’t know anybody. It has been tough but we manage also with 3 dogs and 2 cats as well.

My daughter who is 8 years old has been out of school for a week due to this ice storm and I’m back home with some struggles. A lot of stores are closed and streets aren’t cleared especially ours.

I looked out this morning seeing that it had snowed again last night and, to my surprise, my walkway and driveway had been perfectly shoveled. Not one trace of snow or ice, where as the rest of the block still looks very icy and has snow.

Someone had taken their morning to help us out leaving no note. I am extremely grateful and would love to thank whomever did this dangerous act of kindness. I hope they are OK and didn’t hurt themselves.

I was scared and felt alone here and feel a lot better that I have neighbors who care that much.

~  Shana Barkan



  1. Reblogged this on randomravingsfromcornwall and commented:

    There are some very kind, observant and helpful people out there who don’t do things to be rewarded but just to enjoy the feeling doing such a lovely deed as this gives them. I like to think I am one of those people. Hope you soon make some friends in the area. Best wishes from England.


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