Moved by a Meaningful Act of Kindness
--by cabbage, posted May 5, 2012
Our extended family had spent a beautiful vacation together last summer. I had rented a beach house from a woman and before we left, we all signed the guest book thanking her.
Well, it turned out to be the last time the whole family was together. My father in law passed away this May rather suddenly. One of my sisters-in-law asked me some time ago if I could write to the woman whose house we stayed in and ask if she could send us a photocopy of our "guestbook" comments. She said she had never gotten to read what her father wrote. I wrote a letter to the woman and didn't think about it afterwards.
You won't believe it - today a package arrived in the mail and not only did this angel make copies of our comments for all the siblings, she framed the original page with just my father in law's handwriting. I just started to cry when I saw it, I was so touched.
I started crying again when I read his last sentence (after describing how special the trip was and how it was the best vacation he had ever had because we were all together) he finished of with:
"Man proposes, God disposes...who knows if we will get a chance to be here together again."
He didn't write a lot of letters, so having this is even more precious to us.
Anyway, I am (along with my sister-in-law's and husband) writing a heartfelt letter to this kind angel thanking her for this precious gift she gave us.
Your post was very touching.