Friday, November 27, 2009

A gift

Matt had to work on Thanksgiving and he didn't even complain one bit. It sort of messed up the plans we originally had, but it ended up being a very wonderful day. When I picked Matt up from work, he handed me an envelope and said, "look what someone gave me today."

I opened it up and found a beautiful card. Upon opening it, I found a $100 bill, and no message. I said, "Wow Matt that is so nice. Who gave this to you?"

"I am not sure. I don't know him, but he was so nice. He came in and started talking to me and wishing me Happy Thanksgiving, then said, 'this is for you'. I think he was just really happy that we were open on Thanksgiving."

I smiled, "no babe, I am sure he knows who you are. I don't think it has anything to do with the store being open. He was a nice man who wanted to remain anonymous, but I bet he's come in before and has noticed you. You make an impression on people, a good impression."

I just kept smiling and little tears stung my eyes. There is so much good in the world, people that are willing to share what they have, willing to give anonymously who expect no recognition. What a nice person to give my man, our family, such a wonderful gift.

I am so proud of Matt. I don't think I say it enough. He is so willing to work everyday, happy to do it. He is kind to absolutely everyone who walks in the door. He never complains, even though his foot and knee always hurt him when he comes home. The first thing he says when he comes through the door, after greeting all of us, is "what can I do to help you babe?". He is so special, and other people notice it too.


grant + brittany said...

well that was just the most beautiful story to end thanksgiving and begin the christmas season. and please call me britt! :)

Traci Barnes said...

You guys help me see all my blessings - and of course you are both at the top of my list of blessings!

Susan said...

What a wonderful story, thanks for sharing. You and Matt are such an example about being happy no matter what your temporal circumstances may be.