Thursday, September 19, 2013

If Only For a Moment

Certain people touch your life if even for a moment.  Looking back over my life there have been a few people that I “knew” for only a few minutes and have made a lasting impression.  Leaving a grocery store with a toddler on my hip a wounded veteran in a wheelchair stopped me.  He was selling stuffed Shamu toys to raise money for veterans.  I told him I didn’t have any cash and I wouldn’t be able to help him out.  He insisted that my son take one of the Shamu toys anyway.  Now, 8 years later, that toy sits on my son’s bed.  Though a toddler at the time, Nathan remembers the story, I often told him, of how he came to own that stuffed Shamu.  He sometimes mentions the kindness of that wounded veteran.  Though that man was only in my life for a few moments, he has forever touched my life. 

1 comment: said...

What a sweet story! I've never heard it before.