Tuesday, May 17, 2011

kindness of a stranger

We took the day off Sunday to go out as a family. Caleb has been working 6 day weeks again and our Sundays have been so busy that we really never spend any time together. So Sunday we went out for the day.

On the way out we stopped at a Tim Hortons in Fergus for bathroom breaks. While Aurora and i were waiting in the restaurant i was talking with Aurora and told her that i wished i could buy her a donut. An older man behind us heard me and assumed that i could not afford to buy her a donut (which it probably sounded like) a moment later he handed me a loony and told me to buy her a donut.

Now, i had to tell him that i couldn't get her one not because i could not afford it but because she is allergic to gluten. So even though he kept his loony, i was really touched.

I was thinking about this again last night as i was laying in bed trying to go to sleep. It's funny how it's the really small things that can mean so much to someone. So i wanted to pass it on and give that man a shout out.
It doesn't take much at all to really make someones day.

In other news, yesterday (Monday) we welcomed another nephew into the world. Levi Joel Ducommun was born at 2pm weighing 8lb 6oz. Shanelle was a trooper and did great. So far Levi looks just like his brother. Mommy and baby are doing well and came home last night.

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