Day 16 – Jeep Community

This morning I got a phone from Trevor who is away at school…

Shaky, nervous voice

“Mom? I’m not really sure how it happened”

Uh oh…I’m 2,000 miles away and my heart skips a beat.

Alright already – what happened????

Long story short, he was involved in a fender bender.  In the grand scheme of things nothing much – but it was his first.  Add in some college freshmen anxiety, lack of sleep, and general loneliness and you have a recipe for two stressed humans – him and me.

Over the course of the next two hours, James tried to talk him through changing the destroyed tire. It’s one thing to know how to change a tire…quite another to actually do it by yourself. And of course, when it rains it pours.  There were complications.  Did I mention we were TWO THOUSAND miles away…I was a miserable mama…feeling completely powerless.

Enter my love of the day…the jeep community.  Being so far from home I called on the Brazos Valley Jeep community in Bryan and being true to form they responded to the call for help…within 30 minutes a jeep member – one that doesn’t even know us – showed up and helped Trevor out.  HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!?!? That is the epitome of community…helping out whenever and however you are able. And I am so proud to be a part of the Jeep Family.

Thank you guys – y’all are so awesome! I only hope I can pay it forward one day.

xoxoxo – DM

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Donna Matthews is a blog writer at the DJRanch where she strives to remain authentic while not taking herself too seriously. She is also the creator of Slay The Chaos (, where she writes about productivity and organization. She is a member of The Writers Guild and Write Space in Houston and is currently writing her first book.