The card. It was nothing fancy. Just a card. It was the words, both written and unwritten, that just gripped my very soul. Here's how the card came to be.
My sweet hubby has such a heart for people. He's a pretty quiet guy, overall, and he really cares about people. And he would not want me to be telling you about his part in this. He's just like that. He was mowing our grass on Sunday, and noticed that our neighbor's grass was in need of mowing as well. He went ahead and mowed the side that connects with our yard. He told me the neighbors weren't home, and it needed to be done, and now they would just have to do the other side of the house.
As soon as the neighbors got home, hubster witnessed the neighbor on the other side of them come right over and ask when that side was going to get mowed, because he wanted it done now. Seriously, I just don't get cranky neighbors. Of course, my hubby felt awful that he didn't just do the whole thing and save the woman from the cranky neighbor attack.
We both went over to her house, me to encourage her, and hubby to tell her he would do the other side for her as soon as the rain stopped. We don't know our neighbors, and have never spent time with them. They are renting the house, and it's been rented several times since we've lived in the neighborhood. In talking to this precious woman, she told us a little bit of what's on the overflowing plate she's carrying.
We went back to our home with hearts hurting for this family. We've all been there, when life just seems to come crashing in around you and everything goes downhill at once. I made a mental note to make up some cookies to take over.
The next morning, hubster found the card on our front porch. It was so much more than a thank you. It was a sharing of her heart, wanting to share her gratefulness from somewhere deep inside her. And it has just moved me. Out of my comfort zone of my family, and my circle. To give what seems like so little, because to someone else it might be so much.
I will hold onto it, this card. Because it means so many things.
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