Thursday, February 14, 2013
Every Valentine's Day, Daddy always found a way to get Mumsie a lovely bouquet of flowers and a big fancy box of candy. Because this was Mom's first Valentine's Day since Dad died, I knew it would be incredibly difficult for her. I wanted to do something special for her in his absence.
So, I found some flowers which were reasonably priced and chose the best ones I could afford. I looked longingly at a huge bouquet of red roses, but knew I couldn't swing it. I asked the clerk if they sold fancy boxes of chocolate and if not, perhaps she knew someplace nearby where they did.
I explained my plans to surprise Mom with flowers and a big box of chocolates and why it was so important. Unbidden, tears lurked in my eyes.
As I was ready to purchase the flowers I'd found, the young lady excused herself for a moment. I stood at the check out counter lost in my thoughts--when I heard her ask, "Does your Mom like roses?"
"Yes, she does," I said, looking up with a tearful smile.
In her hands the girl bore a beautiful bouquet of a dozen red roses complete with baby's breath and gorgeous greens.
"These are for your Mom," she said, putting them into my hands. "And they're on the house."
I gasped and burst into tears and when I could find the words, I thanked her. She was weeping as she hugged me.
What an unexpected, precious gift of love for our beloved Mumsie--on a day I know she was dreading with all her heart.
Sometimes Angels are people doing wonderful, unexpected things for each other. I am so grateful for Miss Molly and her lovely gift of flowers. Mom was astonished--and when she heard the story, she was even more touched. (And yes, I did find a really cool heart box filled with chocolates to go along with those roses.) (grin)
We can all be someone's Angel--and you never know who's watching. Click on the heart below--this song touched me SO much. Thank you to all the angels out there--with one simple kind act, you can change the world.
I wish each of you, a wonderful Happy Valentine's Day!
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