Monday, December 12, 2011

Thank You! (4)

I would like to say thank you to a very special person whom I will not name.  (Really this thank you is for a special family.)  When I was a Senior in high school I moved out of our home and moved into the dormitory of our church's college.   Because of this my needs were not immediately apparent to my family as the number of times they saw me decreased drastically.  {Knowing what I know now, I wish I had waited until I was in college to move away from home; but the Lord knows what is best.  I say this because that year I lost one of my brothers to a car accident; and a couple of years later I lost the other one to a drive by shooting.} 
 I can only imagine how I must have looked that would inspire such generosity; but in August of 2000 a lady took me on a shopping spree.  How cool is that!!!  I spent no money; but returned to the dorm with SEVERAL undergarments, slips, and pantyhose; four new skirts; and several blouses.    What a tremendous blessing this family was to me during my time in college.  I will NEVER forget that.  So, to you wonderful people who look around for someone to bless, Thank you!!! 
 Lesson:  Don't ask someone if they have a need when they obviously do; Do what you can to help, or keep your mouth shut. I mean that in the nicest way possible, of course!

Until next time,

1 comment:

Jolene said...

Wow, Tinyla... for some reason I don't remember any of that about your brothers. I'm so sorry you have had to go through such sorrow in your life.

My curiousity is getting the better of me, and I'm just dying to know who "Anonymous" is. I guess I'm wondering since I probably know that person in real life. :-) I really pray that I can be that "person" for others one day... when the kids are grown and we have a little more financial room to breathe. I dream of the day that I can just take someone out shopping like that and just spoil them! For now, I try to do that in little ways, with what little resources we have now.

Thanks for this encouraging post!


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