Thursday, February 10, 2011

Above and Beyond

The Starbucks manager greeted me this morning: "I have something for you."

She slipped around the corner into the Starbucks inner sanctum, and she came back with a clear plastic box. It was latched closed, had a handle on top, and filled with games, toys, crafts, and crayons.

"I saw you here with your boys on their snow day, and I loved the pictures on your blog, so I got this box of fun for you. Any time you want to bring them here, this box is just for you guys. I know it's hard enough to get two little guys out and on the go, so don't worry about packing toys and games. We'll keep these here for you."

Before I could say thank you, she continued, "And don't worry - this won't be out and available for anyone else. It's just for your kids. You let any of the baristas know when you need it; we all know you. We want to help you, and we really want to make sure your kids like it here."

Impressive. Above and beyond.

People amaze me.

15 comments:

Emily said...

That is just wonderful.


I've been reading your blog for several weeks- I am so, so sorry. I am praying for you and your boys.

DenverSop said...

WOW. Just WOW. That is exceptionally wonderful. Wow. :-)

The Kennedy Krew said...

fantastic!!

thewonderfulhappens said...

this makes me happy. People are good. They really are.

TirzahJean said...

My sister works at a Starbucks trying to make ends meet with four kiddos. This will make her day : )

Mrs. MK said...

I am so thankful for these wonderful strangers, who are now becoming friends in their tender care and thoughtfulness towards you.

Momina said...

This made me cry tears ... joyful tears ... the hearts of strangers ... so impressive.

Dawn said...

god sends angels in all different "aprons" ;)

Constance said...

Sometimes a simple act of kindness is all it takes to remind us that God is always looking out for us!

Kathleen said...

Dear Starbucks manager,
Thank you for taking care of Tricia and her sons. You said you saw her blog, maybe you'll see this too. You made me think of this verse:
"Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world." ~ James 1:27 (NKJV)

La Gitana Que Viaja said...

Go Starbucks!

the4j's said...

It takes so little to be above average....famous words of my Mimi..proven by a sweet Starbucks manager.
Still praying for y'all!

boo4baby said...

Isn't God so kind in the midst of great pain? He still wows me. Continuing to pray for you guys. Daily. And it doesn't seem to be enough.

Stephanie said...

what a beautiful glimpse of Jesus in the midst of life! way to go Starbucks!

Julie said...

I'm so happy that people are watching out for you and your boys. My heart has been so heavy for you for weeks and reading this made me smile. I am someone who went to school with your parents; they are a couple of years older than me.