When she came out with nothing, I asked her why she had run inside. She told me it was to pay for some gas that she gotten the other day. Confused, I asked if people could do that, to which she explained to me that no, they couldn’t normally, but a very nice man made an exception for her when she was very low on money earlier that week.
My mom never spent money on herself back then and she even has a hard time doing it still today. But she always made sure we had everything we needed, even if it once meant putting her pride aside to “borrow” gas.
I have no idea how old I was when this happened, but it’s something that stuck with me today. Of course the lesson she inadvertently taught me was about personal integrity.
Since November is the official month of thankfulness (though we should all remember to be thankful every single day), it’s the perfect time to say how thankful I am for my mother, her selflessness and the lessons she taught me.
Here we are this past September.
I’m also so thankful for my husband, who told me that he was picturing my mom with Morgan & I as kids, when he loaned the frantic mom gas money.
Cory’s story didn’t end up quite the same as my mom’s, since the lady never came back to pay, but that almost makes me love him even more for his kind, giving heart.
On a cool note, Cory DID find half of the amount of gas money that he had loaned the lady, laying on the ground at Quik Trip, the day she was suppose to come pay him back. And the world goes round…
Here we are at the Pumpkin Patch last weekend.
I hope you make the most of this sweet November and find something or someone to be thankful for every day! I know I plan to.