I forwarded a little story with my coworkers over email today about some volunteer work my team did at the Ronald McDonald House a couple weeks ago. There were six of us who went and were able to clean six guest rooms in a couple hours. I shared with the other employees across the country how we impacted families with children being cared for at the children’s hospital and that effort cascaded into our client making a substantial donation to the House.
I got some really positive feedback and many wishes of gratitude and thanks for our effort. But I also was told another very personal story of how another co-worker, who I have never met, and who works states away, has been impacted by the charity.
She sent me a response saying she was thankful and grateful for the work we had done and that a year ago she didn’t even know what the Ronald McDonald House was. However, over the last year she became personally involved with the charity and knew what a positive impact they have on families during very difficult times.
I didn’t want to pry, but I was curious, so I sent her a message back asking if she or her family had ever stayed at a RMH.
She replied that her nephew had recently been diagnosed with Leukemia and her brother and sister-in-law had spent many nights in the House in San Diego while their son was in treatment.
I wrote her back and let her know that if she, her brother, nephew or sister-in-law needed anything at all that I could provide, to please let me know. I told her I would pray for her nephew and their whole family. And I told her I have a very special angel that I would ask to send health and blessings their way.
I sat at my desk, crying, once again, feeling grateful that I can find comfort in knowing the power of a shared experience, feeling a little less alone, and having others understand the difficulty of having a terminally ill child. She was grateful for my words and I was honored that she shared her story. But most importantly, I was happy to share my angel, his story, and his magic.
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YOU are the BEES KNEES…………………
You can see how he is working in you life and in the lives of others. Are you surprised? That’s what angels do! Love you, sweet girl.