Tuesday, June 24, 2008
regarding the mystery of who & what showed up on our doorstep
Last night while I was at my parent's house putting my sister's wedding announcements together and giving my dad fashion advice for my cousin's rehearsal dinner, some strange man showed up at our door step. I say strange in the sense that he was a stranger, as Ben did not recognize him; not that he in himself was an oddity. He asked Ben if the house was the residence of our family and when Ben confirmed that indeed, it was, he handed Ben an envelope.
Later that night, having arrived back home I sat on my bed folding laundry. When I finished I leaned back on my pillow at which point Ben handed me the envelope and related the story I have just told you and told me to open the envelope. I did. And wrapped in two pieces of white 20# bond paper was a significant amount of money. It took me a second for my brain to compute what I was holding in my hand as I shuffled through it, baffled. Ben told me the amount and I was even more astonished.
I don't know who it was who was so kind and generous. I was genuinely touched, and more. Things do get a little bit tight around here these days and we are on a rather strict budget at the moment, with some extra expenses on the horizon. So to who ever you are, if you read this blog: Thank you so much; your unanticipated gesture was greatly appreciated. May the Lord bless you.
Posted by Allysha