Just Cindy – “Hugs”

Soooo awesome to know there are still people in this world that can look beyond differences and simply show love and compassion to a total stranger…now I have to tell you all the details so don’t go judging me and pointing a finger of accusation.
DON’T belittle my story! Earlier this evening Jamie and I went to Sam’s to get the flowers to do Nana’s casket spray. We carefully picked and chose what we thought she would love and went to check out. I gently placed my selections on the counter and the young lady started to ring them up. She asked another young lady to come over and hold them while she scanned them. In the mean time I put a long box on the counter and said we could just place them in the box.
As she helped me she said “ooooh these are sure some pretty flowers, what’s the special occasion” I paused for what seemed forever as I fought back the tears but I knew I had to answer or seem rude and before I knew I said…they’re for my mother in laws funeral.
I tried to not, but the tears rolled down my face and she said “oh I’m sooo sorry, don’t cry” Then she said “come here, can I hug you right now?” It’s gonne be alright and she hugged me tight and rubbed her hand on my back. That might not seem like much but in this hate filled world of folks trying to keep a race war going, and folks not caring about others…it meant the world to me.

NEW Guest Blogger – “Just Cindy”

Ok…so first of all I need to let you all know I am working on the ending post to my weekend at the Dallas Home & Garden Show.  They aren’t ready just yet but I’ve happened into something that I want to share – so I’m breaking in with a little random announcement post.

A bit of history: I was married for nearly 9 years and during that time gained a Sister-in-Law and a Brother-in-Law.  Our marriage ended simply because we had grown into different people and weren’t in love anymore.  I could have lived in that marriage forever, but our differences began to wear on our children and that was something I couldn’t live with.  Since the divorce I haven’t really kept in contact with any of that side of the family except my Ex-SIL.  She and I kept in contact because she has a great relationship with my kids and enjoys spending time with them.

Her name is Cindy.  She is one of “those” types of people.  You know the kind – the kind that doesn’t see how truly great they are and what a blessing they are to other people.  I feel like she often sells herself short.  At any rate we are Facebook friends and she is always posting these fantastic “real-life” stories.  I have said to her many times that she should start a blog.  She however, doesn’t have the time or knowledge or desire really to blog.  Just last night she posted another great story and I decided to ask her if I could just blog for her.  I am going to feature her as a guest blogger from time to time.  I am going to copy and paste her FB posts and share them on my blog.  I will share the link with her so she can see any comments you all might leave.

We all have bad days and it seems to me that often times I read her posts and it just so happens it is one of my bad days.  Her post says something I need to hear at the exact right time.  I think her words are important to share.  So if you happen along my blog and see a post that starts out with “Just Cindy”, take a second to read it.  It will be worth your time.

Now I’m off to post her story from last night – which isn’t one of her funny ones.  It is actually a little sad – but sweet in the end. 🙂  So I hope you enjoy.