Yesterday my almost 90 year old father decided to remove some roots from his front yard. He went out with axe and began chopping. He worked hard all morning had a light lunch and a short rest. Then he went outside and began chopping again. After about an hour in almost 100 degree Texas heat, exhausted and dehydrated, he got very dizzy and almost fainted. He staggered to a nearby tree and leaned against it. That is where Jonathon Keller found my dad. He is a young man who just happened to be driving by.
My dad went inside while Jonathon finished chopping all the roots. My father did not ask him too, he volunteered. And when he was finished Jonathon refused to take money my dad offered. He wanted to give my father, a complete stranger, the gift of finishing the job.
This afternoon I called Jonathon to thank him for stopping to help my dad. I was disappointed he was not home. When he returns he will have a message with my phone number and a request to call. I want to speak to the man who not only may have saved my father’s life but who selflessly gave his time to help a complete stranger. I want Mr. Jonathon Keller of Marshall, Texas to know he is an angel, to me and my dad.