Sam and I try to be the one's to help people out and sometimes catch people by surprise. Well, the other day, I was the one that was caught bu surprise when the manager of our local commissary wanted to bless me with a $50 gift card for groceries. They were picking people totally by random, and they chose me! ME!
Now, I felt really bad at my initial reaction. All I could ask is, "why?" I just wasn't sure if he thought I was someone else or if I had done something...Or perhaps they wanted to hurry me and my rowdy boys out of the store. :) He simply said that they just wanted to bless our family with some help with groceries, said a sincere Merry Christmas and walked on.
As I walked away, people smiled at me and I couldn't help but smile back. Then I finished my shopping, keeping my eye out for the manager. I wanted to get a chance to talk to him when my thoughts were collected. It wasn't until the very end of my shopping trip that I ran into him. I told him, "I just wanted to let you know that I am so thankful for the gift that you have given my family. It was so unexpected and I am not often caught by surprise, hence my ridiculous response before. So again, thank you so much, it means a lot to my family and I!"
His response..."Not a problem. It's kind of neat when you get those responses because you know people are really caught off guard. I see you have 3 hollow-boned boys to feed! Enjoy the gift card, and have a Merry Christmas!"
I replied, "God bless you!"
He said, "May God bless you and yours!"
I was in pain the whole time, the boys were acting up, and I kept feeling like I was getting in peoples' ways, but it turned into a good day!