Act of Kindness #3

“My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.”
— George Washington (1732-1799)

I didn’t think we would be able to do something today because we spent a majority of the day dealing with Ridley’s eye issues. The great news is that is all muscle related not cancer or something going on with his brain. The bad news is that our sweet Ridley will have to get surgery because is muscles are not working correctly. Until the surgery to try to keep the muscles form further deteriorating Ridley has to wear an eye patch for 2-3 hours a day. Let me just explain Ridley is the type of child who will not wear a hat or keep shoes on him. I put the eye patch on this afternoon and got him to keep it on for a whole 15 minuets.  So we have more doctors appointments coming up to keep an eye on his eye. I guess for now it’s just a waiting game and left in God’s hands. Our doctor does not want to do surgery until he is closer to 3 years old. So onto our random act of kindness of the day…… We went to Target and there was a lady who was buying a bunch of clearance items (which was appropriate because my mom was the queen of finding a deal) who was inline behind us, So we bought a gift card and gave it to her. She was pretty stunned and very grateful, We really didn’t get into talking about my mom but I knew my mom was smiling down and I know she was the perfect person to randomly be kind to today.

I also wanted to share with you how we have inspired other acts of kindness in honor of my mom. I am going to share with you the email but I am going to take out the names because they want to be anonymous.

 

Beck,

I don’t know if you want or are expecting others to do acts of kindness but I just wanted you to know that  ( a group of people I love very much) did for in honor of your mom.  Someone that we know got laid off from work after they had gone back to work after having had surgery.  This person is having complications from the surgery and would have no insurance because of the long lay off they would experience.  So in honor of your mom we gave the person money to continue their insurance so that there would be no problem with them continuing to seek medical care because of the complications.  God has been so good to us this year, actually, when hasn’t He been? and we were in a position to give this.  So in honor of your mom, we give with a grateful heart.  I miss her.  love you
 
The bold part was me.
 
Please if you have any suggestions for acts of kindness e-mail me or comment below 
and If my family has inspired you, please let me know, I want to share your stories along with ours.
 
We Love you all!!
Keep Rids in your prayers
 

 

 

     

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2 Responses to Act of Kindness #3

  1. Ish says:

    Pirate movies. That’s the sum total of my advice.

    When my eldest was Ridley’s age, I was lucky I could get her to keep her clothes on for 2-3 hours a day. Some ballets on YouTube, a few movie musicals on Netflex, and a $20 leotard/tutu from Target… and I couldn’t get her to take the thing off.

    Sit young Cap’n Ridders in front of the teevee with some of the better Peter Pan movies and buy him a toy sword.

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