Return of the keys

As things go this is pretty minor, but it’s still big for us, and I’m grateful.

The last Sunday of December I found a container from our car on the sidewalk next door to our house. I went back to my car and realized that we forgot to lock it overnight. Someone opened the unlocked car and took what they wanted, which obviously wasn’t much. We could only find one other thing missing – Charlene’s keys.

Charlene’s keys have a dongle to pay for gas, as well as keys to our cars and our house and lots of other things. We don’t normally leave them in the car, but it was one of those weeks. We’ve spent the last week looking for them, hoping they weren’t in the car, but it didn’t look good.

Yesterday a neighbor down the road found them in the melting snow in a lane at the end of our street. She went up the street looking for car makes that matched the keys and came to our house.

We can’t figure out if the person who took them couldn’t drive standard or didn’t think our cars were worth stealing, or why they just dumped the keys. They didn’t buy anything at the gas station with the dongle. They also didn’t come back when we were out to clear out our house.

Anyway, I’m grateful to have them back. Now go pray for more important things.

Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
Toronto, Canada