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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Humbled By A Stranger



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The other day I shared with you that my husband, Dusty was laid off from his job. I have to tell you, I am not worried.... I know that something great is around the corner... Funny - because I am a planner and I am a budgeter (is that even a word?) - I am not nor could I be a spur of the moment kind of girl... But right now at this very moment - I feel peace.... and Dusty is feeling peace too... Today - I believe he was having fun connecting with business associates and friends that he has acquired over the the past twenty-six (26) years... Updating his Linkedin and other things..... But I have to tell you about something that happened yesterday....

Monday night, Dusty and I told the girls about daddy being laid off and everything is okay - they are still getting their braces in a couple of weeks - they are still going to tennis lessons - they are still going to their private school... nothing will change.. Both girls are good and they said that they will pray for daddy to find a "really fun" job... Move forward to Tuesday night.

Tuesday evening as I was cleaning the kitchen - the phone rang.... It was from the dad of my daughter Kara's best friend... His name is Nick and to be honest I have never had a conversation with him other than the typical hi and byes of busy parents... Dusty had never had a conversation with him either - so we assumed that he was calling about our kids... When he called he asked to speak with Dusty.... He told Dusty that he heard that he had lost his job recently and would like to have coffee with him in the morning.. .. My first thought was he sold insurance or something like that and wanted to approach Dusty to work with him... Definitely NOT Dusty's cup of tea or should I say coffee... I was very judgmental... Dusty agreed to meet with him the next morning.

Wednesday morning - Dusty and Nick meet at Starbucks.... After a little bit of surface conversation - Nick went on to tell Dusty that he liked Kara's character - that she obviously is being raised in a family that loves God and has high moral values... He likes the fact that his daughter is best friends with Kara... He said that he felt led to offer to pay the tuition for our kids to continue going to their private school.... He did not know what kind of financial situation we were in but he wanted to offer this unbelievable gift.... This person I sorely judged by thinking he was trying to get Dusty to sell insurance for him was offering to pay for tuition to help us out - strangers to him... As many of you know - tuition in a private Christian school is not cheap.... I am so humbled by this.... thankfully, we do not need assistance but wow......

Nick taught me a lesson on Wednesday - a lesson that there are good and generous people out there... People who offer to help others.. People who do it because they want to glorify God.. Many times I have heard that the money we earn is God's blessing to us... and Nick took that to heart... I never had before. I am so very humbled... and it makes me want to be a better person.


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41 comments:

  1. Wow! What a wonderful thing for him to offer. God is showing He'll take care of you!

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  2. HOLY COW!!! God rocks! That is so amazing!!!

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  3. Hi! Happy Friday Follow! I'm your newest follower!

    http://dustinnikki.blogspot.com/

    Nicole

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  4. Happy Friday!! I am a New Follower!!!

    Sarah

    sarahsblogoffun.blogspot.com

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  5. Thanks for supporting Friday Follow. Have a wonderful weekend. Rita @ One 2 Try.

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  6. Oh Kelly, wow what an amazing man. I love seeing God work through others. I have been praying for you. Love ya

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  7. Hi I am your newest follower from Friday Follow. I'd love to have you join in over at Trendy Treehouse's Follow Me Fridays too!

    http://thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com/2010/03/follow-me-fridays.html

    Have a great weekend. Tara @ Trendy Treehouse

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  8. Happy Friday Follow. Hope you have had a great week. Feel free to stop by when you get the chance.

    Felissa
    www.twolittlecavaliers.blogspot.com
    www.felissahadas.blogspot.com

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  9. I new follower from Friday follow! Check me out at Housewife Eclectic! http://debrahawkins.blogspot.com/

    Your blog looks like so much fun! I love reading the words of other Christian moms!

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  10. Happy Friday Follow! I'm your newest follower :-)

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  11. That is the measure of a true friend! How wonderful!

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  12. Happy Friday!! I am a New Follower!!! Organic Girl and Todays Diva

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  13. Praise the Lord - He does work in mysterious ways doesn't He!!!

    Stopping by from
    Happy Fri Follows - I'm a new follower! Love to have you stop by:
    http://dimes2vines.com

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  14. Visiting from Friday Follow! I'm your newest follower! Love for you to come visit me!

    Have a great weekend!

    ~Shelley @ Shelley's Swag

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  15. Yes, there very generous people out there.
    You have a terrific weekend.

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  16. This is exactly why I love Friday Follow. I may never have found you to read that amazing story. Thanks for sharing it.

    I'm now following so I don't miss anything.
    Susan
    http://BlackberryJamCafe.blogspot.com

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  17. Following From Friday Follow! I am now your newest follower!
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  18. God is good...ALL THE TIME! Thanks for sharing. I am sure we all have some "humble pie" to eat! I must say,I am with your girls on this one...praying for a "fun job"! :)Enjoy your family this weekend!

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  19. Wow what an awesome thing for him to do and what a wonderful story!

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  20. What a giving and wonderful person. Give one hope. Happy Friday Follow!

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  21. Hi there.
    Stopping by via Friday Follow to say hello!

    Enjoy your Friday.
    Harriet

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  22. Happy Friday Follow! I am your newest follower! Stop by some time!
    http://blogginmommadrama.blogspot.com

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  23. What a wonderful blessing. God is letting you know that He's got your back ;-) Have a great weekend.

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  24. Good morning! Happy Friday.

    I love your site and I'm returning from FF!

    Come on over and visit us when you get a free moment! :)

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  25. Thanks for following me - I am following you back. Happy Friday

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  26. Wow that is a truly wonderful gift!!! (even though you didn't need the other gift:)) I'm sorry about your husbands job, it is the times I feel like but i truly believe everything happens for a reason and he will get a job in where he is meant to. Following you from FF!

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  27. Just dropping by from Friday Follow. Thanks so much for hopping.

    Happy Friday Follow!

    Tami
    www.heartsmakefamilies.com

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  28. Happy Friday! Got to see you from the list!

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  29. Hi there! I'm popping in from Friday Follow to be your newest follower. I'd love for you to come follow my blog!

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins
    http://www.groschengoblins.com/

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  30. What an amazing story. Really warms your heart to know there is so much goodness out there!

    Happy FF

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  31. I think it was ALMOST nice to have lost a job, just to have had this amazing experience. God takes care of His own. I'm praising and thankful just reading your story.

    Come and say hello on Steadfast. I'll be following to find out what happens next. :)

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  32. This is such a wonderful story Kelly. It just shows what a witness for the Lord your family is! Isn't it nice to know that there are good people out there!

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  33. I'm following you from Friday Follow!
    Heather
    http://www.ratherbechangingdiapers.com/

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  34. I completely believe in angels walking the earth! What a blessing! Coming over for Friday Follow. Following you with both of my blogs. Hope you'll visit me soon!

    Tree aka Mother of Pearl
    http://www.motherofpearlitis.com
    http://www.mommiesfaves.com

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  35. Kelly,

    Just goes to show you that nothing is impossible to those who believe in Him. God is definitely working in your life as is evident in these "chance encounters"!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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  36. What an amazing blessing and lesson! Thanks for the Friday Follow. Following you back. Have a great weekend.

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  37. Following you back from Friday Follows
    Have a great weekend!
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    Thanks
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  38. Happy Late Friday Follow! I'm your newest follower...if you get a chance, please follow me too! Have a great weekend!

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  39. wow! that's incredible!

    New follower here. If you have time, please visit.
    http://mageebaby.blogspot.com

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  40. Thank you for sharing in this beautiful and kind act by this lovely man.

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  41. Hey there! I'm a new follower from Friday Follow. Hope to see you around my blog sometime! And please feel free to check out my most current giveaway for 1 of 3 Xbox 360 games :).
    Take Care.
    -Amanda

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