More Than A Munchie Box For Her Birthday
--by Wayfarer, posted Jul 15, 2015
She must have asked what he wanted for dinner and he replied that the last thing he wanted her doing on her birthday was cooking. I got the impression her birthday had been a poor affair. I don't know if he'd got her a gift but her not cooking seemed important to him, as if it as all he had to give.
So he suggested he picked up a take-away and said he knew a place that did a "munchie box" for a very reasonable price. For "reasonable" I heard "cheap." Then she must have explained that the munchie box option wouldn't work for their/her son. So he suggested getting the boy a different meal and they would share a meal. Then she must have asked about a couple of extras.
He assured her it would be no problem. I'm guessing she asked if he could afford it. He replied. "Yes, I can. Yes ... yes, I can." And I thought God love, no you can't.
As the bus approached my stop he was just saying goodbye to her. The next thing he knew this hulking great guy he had never met before was leaning over him. I think I actually gave him a fright! I put some money in his hand and said, "Get something nice for her birthday."
As I got off the bus I could see him looking - stunned - from the money, to me, to the phone. And I knew he was thinking, "How do I explain what just happened?" But, hey, I have blessings beyond number in my life. If I can drop one into the day of a trying man I always will. With pleasure!
Do let us know if this happens. :)
. Bless you always,
Love you all and do your best.