Monday, December 20, 2010

Good Samaritan

I have the most amazing story to tell.  I was at walmart on day and struck up a conversation with a complete stranger in the baking aisle.  Eventually we parted ways.  The remainder of my trip was hetic to say the least.  The girls were in rare form.....pretty much evil....they would take off their shoes and socks and throw them out of the cart.  They were hitting one another and bickering non-stop.  I was almost in tears from their uncontrollable behavior.  It was not a smooth shopping trip to say the least. 

As I was about to leave the woman I spoke to earlier came up to me, handed me an envelope, and said "I hope you have a very merry Christmas." 

I blurted out a confused "thank you" as she walked off.  

I opened it.  Inside was a Christmas card with TWO $50 bills!! 

Immediately, I burst into tears and chased after her.  Once I caught up to her I hugged her neck and thanked her.  I was so grateful and shocked by the whole thing. 

The day before we were down to only $2 in our checking account.  My hard working husband was paid the day I went shopping and met the generous stranger, but still, money was more then a little tight.  We wondered how we were going to buy a Christmas tree with the morgage coming up. 

So here are the picures of my beautiful children decorating our beautiful tree all thanks to a beautiful stranger.

I am looking forward to the day when I am at a place in my life where I can financially "pay it forward" to a complete stranger like this lady did to me and my famliy. 

Have YOU ever been on the recieving end or giving end of something like this??  What happened??


ely Kugo desjardins said...

LOL! Look at Maya's face. She DID NOT want bunny ears.

Brenda Collins said...

how wonderful! what a blessing!!! actually when we lived in lubbock, there was a year our family couldn't afford christmas. someone knocked on our door and when we opened it, there was a tree, gifts for all of us and food for a christmas dinner. that happened once more while i was growing up. i will never forget the feeling that someone would bless us that way! we try to pass it on when we can! thank you for sharing this story! i am so glad someone touched your life this way!!!

Martha said...

What an awesome story, when I was pregnant with Judah and living at Fort Polk in Louisiana, we heard a knock on the door and when I went to get it no one was there but there was a gallon of milk with a hundred dollar bill rolled up in the handle, still have no idea who that was from but it was much needed and very timely. I've also had the car ahead of me pay for my meal at a burger king drive thru once, totally unexpected and really a blessing!