OUT OF MIND
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Latest topics
» Steven Cambian - On the DARK SIDE : The mystery of The SHADOW PEOPLE
To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store EmptyToday at 1:34 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Fatality & Injury Update - US & UK
To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store EmptyToday at 1:30 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Strange objects in the sky caught on camera
To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store EmptyToday at 1:29 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Report: Rapper DMX Received Covid Jab Before Suffering Fatal Heart Attack
To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store EmptyToday at 1:28 pm by PurpleSkyz

» No Cause For Concern…Right? – Dying By The Accepted Insanity We Believe In
To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store EmptyToday at 1:28 pm by PurpleSkyz

» “Pro-Vaccine” Internal Medicine Doctor Explains Why He Won’t Take The COVID Vaccine
To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store EmptyToday at 1:27 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Particle is disobeying the known laws of physics
To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store EmptyToday at 1:26 pm by PurpleSkyz

» UFO News ~ Night time UFO hovers over the City Chihuahua Mexico plus MORE
To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store EmptyToday at 1:23 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Clif High – Perpetwooity
To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store EmptyToday at 1:10 pm by Consciousness Of Economic

» Spiritual Clutter
To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store EmptyToday at 1:09 pm by Consciousness Of Economic

» Bianace US Allowed someone to steal my BTC out of my account
To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store EmptyToday at 1:07 pm by Consciousness Of Economic

» EVERYTHING WRONG WITH THE CAPITOL SHOOTING IN 21 MINUTES OR LESS
To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store EmptyToday at 1:05 pm by Consciousness Of Economic

» Human Brain/Cloud Interface
To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store EmptyToday at 1:03 pm by Consciousness Of Economic

» A Beautiful and Rare White Bison Has Been Spotted in Missouri’s Ozark Mountains
To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store EmptyToday at 1:01 pm by Consciousness Of Economic

» F.O.I.A Proves No deaths of COVID 19
To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store EmptyToday at 12:57 pm by Consciousness Of Economic

» Japan: Sorry, But We Have to Dump This Fukushima Radioactive Water Into the Ocean
To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store EmptyToday at 12:51 pm by Consciousness Of Economic

» Carrying Stones & Digging Holes to Cultivate Consciousness April 3, 2021 Vaccines
To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store EmptyToday at 12:43 pm by Consciousness Of Economic

» Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 99, Buckingham Palace confirms
To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store EmptyYesterday at 6:39 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Hollywood Choked by Wokeness
To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store EmptyYesterday at 9:41 am by PurpleSkyz

» Cryptic New Species of Bumblebee Discovered in Rocky Mountains
To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store EmptyYesterday at 9:23 am by PurpleSkyz




You are not connected. Please login or register

OUT OF MIND » VOICES CARRY » AMAZING PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS » To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store

To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

PurpleSkyz

PurpleSkyz
Admin
To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store

Posted on March 19, 2014




Dear woman behind me in line at the grocery store,
You don’t know me. You have no clue what my life has been like since October 1, 2013. You have no clue that my family has gone through the wringer. You have no clue that we have faced unbelievable hardship. You have no clue we have been humiliated, humbled, destitute.
You have no clue I have cried more days than not; that I fight against bitterness taking control of my heart. You have no clue that my husband’s pride was shattered. You have no clue my kids have had the worries of an adult on their shoulders. You have no clue their innocence was snatched from them for no good reason. You know none of this.
What you do know is I tried to buy my kids some food and that the EBT machine was down so I couldn’t buy that food. I didn’t have any cash or my debit card with me. I only had my SNAP card. All you heard was me saying “No, don’t hold it for me. My kids are hungry now and I have no other way of paying for this.” You didn’t judge me. You didn’t snarl “Maybe you should have less kids.” You didn’t say “Well, get a job and learn to support yourself.” You didn’t look away in embarrassment or shame for me. You didn’t make any assumptions at all.
What you did was you paid that $17.38 grocery bill for us. You gave my kids bananas, yogurt, apple juice, cheese sticks, and a peach ice tea for me; a rare treat and splurge. You let me hug you and promise through my tears that I WILL pay this forward. I WILL pay someone’s grocery bill for them. That $17.38 may not have been a lot for you, but it was priceless to us. In the car my kids couldn’t stop gushing about you; our “angel in disguise.” They prayed for you. They prayed you would be blessed. You restored some of our lost faith. One simple and small action changed our lives. You probably have forgotten about us by now, but we haven’t forgotten about you. You will forever be a part of us even though we don’t even know your name.
You have no clue how grateful and embarrassed I am that we pay for all our food with SNAP. We eat well thanks to the government. I love that. I love that the government makes sure my kids are cared for. It is one less worry for us. I also struggle with pride and embarrassment. I defiantly tell people we are on SNAP. Daring them to judge us.
Only those closest to us know why we are on SNAP. They know my husband is a hard worker who was laid off after 17 years in a management position with his former company. They know we were moved from our home to a new state only to be left homeless since the house we had came with the job he lost. Only those closest to us know my husband works part time while looking tirelessly for more; that he has submitted more applications than he has received interviews for. Too many jobs are only offering part time work anymore. It is not easy for a 40-something year old to find a job that will support his family of 5 kids.
You know none of this but you didn’t let that stop you from being compassionate and generous to someone you have never met.
To the woman behind me at the grocery store, you have no idea how much we appreciate you. You have no idea the impact you had on my kids. You have no idea how incredibly thankful I am for you. Your action may have been small, but to us it was monumental. Thank you.
Thank you for not judging us. Thank you for giving my kids a snack when they were quite hungry. Thank you. Just thank you.
Forever,
Andrea, the woman in front of you at the grocery store with the cart full of kids who are no longer hungry
To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store 20140319_114558
**UPDATE** Mark got a full time job in the state we call home. He is there now and we will join him once he finds us a home. Thank you all for your prayers and kind words.


Thanks to: http://truestoriesofamidwestyankee.wordpress.com/



  

MartyM

MartyM
   Indeed there IS still Good in this world, we just don't hear as much of it as we should...





'Tis better to be thought a fool,than to speak and remove all doubt.
     Love,Laughter & Prosperity...  :Santa 3: 

1ness

1ness
very heart warming



Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness.
Mohandas Gandhi
http://www.truesourcehealing.com

Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum