Normally walking down memory lane is sweet but for some reason, this time, it left me with a heavy heart and I cried. Several times. I couldn't quit! Honestly woman! Get a grip I thought...
I had been at Cost-Co the day before and had seen some roses that were just lovely so decided to get out of the house and go and get those. As I drove, I continued to cry. I was a mess!
Taking a deep breath and making sure I didn't look like a bawl baby I got out of the car and went into the store. Cost-Co on Saturdays. It's a mess. I headed straight for the flowers and found the roses I wanted. I picked them up and then noticed some other flowers.
Bright happy yellow ones with a big huge blue hydrangea in the middle. My baby is my bluebird! I had to get those flowers too. An emotional buy obviously but I knew The SM wouldn't mind and by the way, as a side note, he was going to get me flowers, I just beat him to it....... should anyone be wondering.......
I took both bouquets of flowers to the registers to pay and tried finding a line that didn't wrap clear to the back of the store. Exaggerating. Sort of. I found a line and a husband and wife moved in front of me. Not on purpose, it just happened that way, their cart loaded. We all stood there for a minute waiting our turn and then the wife turned and looked at me cradling the flowers in my arms like an infant. She asked me if I was only buying flowers. I told her that yes, I was. She insisted I go ahead of her. I told her that was okay but she insisted. I thanked her and smiled at her as I moved in front of them in line. My heart started to lift. As I stood in line, I quietly in my mind, said a prayer to my Heavenly Father thanking him for such kindness shown to me.
After paying for my flowers, I again turned to the lady and thanked her for letting me go ahead.
As I slowly walked to the exit along with the mass of people, a grandfatherly figure who worked at Cost-Co came up to me and said, Those flowers are pretty. Almost as pretty as you are. I laughed and thanked him.
And then I said another prayer thanking my Heavenly Father because I my heart was even lighter and as I walked out of the store, my heart was singing, "There is Sunshine in My Soul Today". I felt true happiness. I was smiling.
I again said a prayer, thanking my Heavenly Father for sending angels to let me know that He knew, and He cared.
With a happy heart I put the flowers in my car and headed to the party store. We were having a party were we not? What better way to celebrate than with balloons. Lots of balloons.
|Mizpah. "God watch between me and thee while we are apart one from another". ( My sister painted this for me. )|
Nineteen blue balloons for my little bluebird.
|A heart felt gift from Kristen.|
You never know when a kind word or action to a complete stranger may be in fact, an act from God. I hope I continue to remember this lesson I learned from these two angels who touched my life yesterday in a way they will never know. God bless them.