Thursday, September 24, 2009

Jesus has left the building...


sometimes on slower days I wonder why I am open...and then one customer walks in and changes my life...
a young man (could not have been older than 25 years old) came in yesterday holding a very young child. I asked how old is your cutie and he said 13 months. They walked slowly around my tiny store looking at just everything their young eyes could see.
He stopped at my religious display, looked at a tiny picture of Jesus and said out loud, "that is exactly what my girlfriend wanted" and brought up the small $ 4 picture to the register and said that his girlfriend was just diagnosed with breast cancer, and she needed a picture of Jesus.
I wrapped it up pretty in tissue, put a bow on the bag, and said that it was on the house.
As our eyes filled with tears, he said thank you so much, and left.
I love my store and all of those that share their life with me...
Jesus has left the building...

8 comments:

Andy's Attic said...

That is a most wonderful story.
Annette

holly daniele smith said...

How beautiful, Melanie.

Gail said...

Mel,
You truly are the sweetest friend I know! That story brought tears to my eyes, as well as putting my own little "problems" in some much needed perspective...
thank you for being you.
And I'll say a prayer for your customers girlfriend...

Denise said...

oh gosh.......that made me cry. You know......jesus left the building with that customer as he had him wrapped in his arms and he stayed right in your store also......he lives in your heart!

Uncovered Ruby said...

It's amazing how a simple act of kindness connects us all and reminds us how fragile life is.

Floss said...

That's beautiful, and now that young family will be in our thoughts too...

Kay-The Rustic Cottage said...

What a precious story!! You needed that young man and he needed you. God orchestrated your meeting just at the right time for both of you. So glad that I found your blog and hope to visit your shop soon.

patinamarie said...

The corporate big-box stores would never allow their employees do that!!

Sure, they donate to "causes", but what you did is
SO much more personal and heartfelt!!!

Next time the "girlfriends" and I are up in your corner, we'll
be sure to stop and shop!!!

Happy Holidays!

Tina
Grants Pass, Or