As I was paying the bill and joking with Sissy about how her good work had saved enough money to pay for our lunch and movie, apparently someone was behind me and listening to me talk with Sissy and the nurse. Something I said or some joke I made triggered something in this person I would never have imagined. Sissy and I headed on our way, about halfway home we received a phone call, the gentleman behind us felt moved to pay our bill; they were calling to have us come back and pick up our cash. Speechless! I was speechless! He had them enclose the following note with our cash.
There are no words for the gift this random stranger made to my family. It's not just the money, although $289.25 is no small amount, it was the sentiment behind it. This man gave sacrificially to someone he didn't know and will probably never see again, how can I do any differently.
CJ, the kids and I have decided to start a 'Pay it forward' fund, we will contribute to it weekly and be praying for God to open our eyes to the needs of others. We want to have the funds available for whenever God shows us a need, it may not be as grand a gesture as this persons gift, but I bet it will make as big a difference in someone else's life as it did in ours.