Posts Tagged ‘tears to my eyes’

Blessed by a Stranger!

September 2, 2010

A friend of ours called me and said they would like to donate a washer, an antique desk and a water heater to our “adoption” garage sale.  We gratefully accepted and I went over to take pictures so I could put the items on Craigslist to sell.  I used my husband’s cell number because I didn’t want the calls and he would have to meet them over at the other house.  In a few hours from me posting them, he had calls on all three items and set up meeting times last night.  So I went with him…. kind of like a date night, but totally not counting as a date night. 

Long story short, I wrote in the ads that these were donated items for our adoption and I didn’t have background info on them, only descriptions.  The guy that showed up for the washing machine didn’t even look inside the washer!  He looked at the knobs, looked at the hoses and cord and said he’d take it.  My husband and the man loaded it into his truck and then he reached for the cash in his pocket.  He paid exactly what we asked and then handed my husband another $20 “for the cause.”  It brought tears to my eyes.  He asked how old our daughter is “God blessed” us and drove away.  I love when strangers “get it.”  I wonder if he even needed a washing machine?  I needed that little boost of encouragement!  Thanks, God.