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Thread: My Goodwill trip!!!!

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    My Goodwill trip!!!!

    I am so excited, yesterday my dh and I went Christmas shopping (browsing) in one of the little towns on the eastern shore. We saw a Goodwill Store and well, the truck just found a parking spot right outside the door!!! It was a smaller store and the DH made his way to the book area while i headed to the linen part. While we were getting a cart, there was a mother with 3 children at the register and we heard her saying to them that even Santa is having a hard time, and she is helping him out and buying their presents. The little one's eyes were opened wide, and they understood, and the middle one (about 5 years old), said "Just like us?". The mother shook her head, yes. The register total was $5 more than she could scrape together for the gifts, and alligator tears started to fall from the littlest ones eyes as the mother started to put aside some clothes. My husband stepped over to the mother and gave her $10, and she hugged him. The little one then whispered in a loud 3 or 4 year old voice "Are you Santa, are your looking for work too? Where's your reindeers, and your red suit?" There were tears in alot of eyes yesterday, but sometimes it takes a little bit to know that times are hard for alot of people too. (My husband has a white beard and white hair and carries a little bit of weight around his middle.

    We went on to shop, wallet a bit lighter, but hey Christmas is for kids. And much to my surprise I found a stash of fabric, over 70 yards and it cost under $25.00. The universe pays back, always remember. Here are pictures of the great fabric, 8 pieces are 6 yards+, the smaller ones are 2+ yards, and a bunch of fat quarters. This is my Christmas story.
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    Bless you and your DH! That story made my day! Thank you.
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    thank you for helping out. and enjoy your fabric

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    What a nice thing for you hubby to do. He must be a wonderful man.

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    Bless your husband. He must be a really kind person to make the families christmas much brighter.
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    Now...THAT IS the true meaning of Christmas. Your post brought a big smile to my face.

    BTW...I've been through Seaford. Used to own a vacation place in Long Neck. Did a few trips to Harrington and took the LONG way down through Millsboro...then west and then north. We sold the place in Sept. 2005 and used the money to put in an inground pool here. But we sure had fun "down the shore".

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    How wonderful. Thanks for helping.

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    What goes around comes around. The reward for your kindness was almost instant. Isn't it fun to help out the next generation.
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    Their is a lot of good in the world, thanks to people like your hubby and you. Those kids won't soon forget their visit from Santa in the real world. Enjoy your nice fabrics!
    "He who masters the grey everyday is a hero."
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    Give your DH a GREAT BIG HUG!!!!!! What a sweet man. Your story has really made my day!
    Happiness is a form of travel...not a destination.

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    what a wonderful score!
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    Now that is the true meaning of christmas. thank
    your husband for us.

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    Greater powers at work. What a wonderful story.....
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    They say money does not buy happiness, but it buys fabric & fabric makes me happy!!

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    What a wonderful story! God put you in just the right place at just the right time, so you could be a blessing to that mother and her children! That you in turn would be blessed with a wonderful fabric stash makes the day even more exciting! Thanks for sharing your christmas story!!

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    check your private messages for a question from me!!

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    Best Christmas story this year. Giving is much better than receiving, but when we give we always get more back in some other way. For me this year it was fighting just a little bit harder for one of my patients at work because of that I avoided a very serious accident....

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    That is a wonderful Christmas story, and that it what Christmas is all about...and yes....to me it's God who gives back to those who give. God bless you both. this brought tears to my eyes!
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    Bless You and Your Husband

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    AWWWW - wonderful story this time of year! Kudos to you both.
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    What a lovely story. Bless you and thank you for sharing the story but most of all thanks for sharing with that sweet little family. I suspect we all give what we can but it is really touching when you can see what you were able to do for someone less fortunate.
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    Thanks for sharing this wonderful Christmas Story. You and your husband helped make someone's Christmas so much happier, and you own too.

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    What a wonderful thing for your husband to do. Thank you for posting this wonderful story. Merry Christmas to you and your family and to everyone on this wonderful Board.
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    Your hubby is a sweetie! Thank you for sharing the story with us. Kindness still abounds!! Enjoy your fabrics!
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    We never know when God is going to use us to answer someones prayers. Beautiful story. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thank you for your story. It was very heart warming to there are people like you in the world who care. I always tell my kids, no matter what your situation, there is always someone worst off and you should always help. Thanks for posting.

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