Praise for those around us

I just wanted to share how I was blessed today.  I was in a store and the clerk asked if we were getting ready for Christmas with what I was buying.  I said no and explained that we'd Adopted a Soldier who is stationed overseas right now.  The lady in front of me in the line turned, and said to me.  "here, please take this to help cover the costs of what you send him, or send it to him" and handed me a ten dollar bill.  I told her she didn't need to do that, and she looked back at me and said, "neither do you.  I'm sure you are taking money from your family's Christmas to send to him, so please take it." I hugged her and walked out with tears in my eyes.  I'm sending the cash to him so he can use it over there.  God truly touched me today with this happening.  I don't do this for anything other than my husband is a disabled vet and was in the Persian Gulf War.  I've seen first hand (and so have our children) what a combat situation can do to someone.  I just praise God for her showing me her compassion, love and heartfelt gratitude for our troops.  I truly needed to feel His presence right now as we truly are frustrated and struggling financially. 

Posted on Dec 4, 2011 | Praise


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