Thursday, December 23, 2010

angels among us??

There are very few times in my life that I have been speechless....anyone who knows me can vouch for that! The Christmas miracle that happened Tuesday night in the Atlanta airport was definitely one of those times.

I had just sat down to have a quick bite to eat when a fellow passenger from my San Antonio flight asked if he could join me. (Full disclosure here---I thought he was trying to hit on me! quickly learned you shouldn't judge a book by its cover!)

We exchanged the standard "where ya headed?" and "what do you do?"'s and some where along the way I brought up Avery and Rett Syndrome. I gave him an awareness card and talked about the research. I manged to throw in Girlpower2cure and the fund-raising for research they were doing.

He gave me a business card and told me that he and his wife would love to have me and the kids for a getaway and said to shoot him an email and remind him of the conversation we had just had and we said our goodbyes.

I was sitting at my gate when I saw him walk by twice. He came and sat down next to me and pulled something out and started writing. He asked again about girlpower and then handed me a fold check. He explained it wasn't much but he hoped it would help find a cure for avery. He said God bless and Merry Christmas and he was gone. As soon as he walked away I opened the check. What did I find but a $500!!! dollar donation!

Angels walk among us everywhere! I am so glad I shared about Avery and Rett Syndrome.

If you read this John I., thank you, thank you, thank you! Your kind gesture will not go unnoticed.



Melissa said...

What a blessing. I love hearing stories like this. :)

Brittney Withers said...

That just brought tears to my eyes! What a wonderful Christmas gift to all of our girls :)

Erica said...

this made me get tears in my eyes-even already knowing the story!

Colleen said...

Gave me goose bumps, wow! Thanks for sharing such a great story.

Kelly said...

Tears here too! So nice to find the really kind people in this world. John, if you do read this, thank you from the Shubert family as well.