Thursday, December 18, 2008

Miracles do come from unexpected places....



A couple days ago...."Mr. Burns"....called me in the office and asked me to meet him for lunch...I really didn't want to go, but he seemed insistent so I did...

Imagine my surprise, while during lunch....he pulled out a christmas card for me. He goes "Merry Christmas"...of course, I felt like an ass, as I didn't have anything for him..with our shaky work relationship, I honestly did not expect anything.
Inside the card was a gift card to Target, with a huge amount of money on it. I am talking huge. I was speechless. This gift card would more than buy Christmas for two little ones, allowing me extra money to give my older two some cash for Christmas.
I told him Thank you, but I couldn't accept it...it was too much. He replied that he wanted to do that for me, he knew (I guess he overheard me talking to my friend Eddie about it..the new office manager)that hubby and I were having a hard time this Christmas...that we weren't going to be able to buy presents until the Friday after Christmas,having our Christmas with the boys, then it was going to be limited. He said he could see how stressed out I was, the dark circles under my eyes, from lack of sleep, etc...he said no one should have to endure the holidays like that...hating them so much, because of lack of money.
He told me how much he appreciated me, he had a good year...he is also a saxophone player, a very good one, and he plays different gigs frequently, makes quite a bit of extra money doing so....so, he said he felt compelled to do something to show his appreciation for me and to me, and to alleviate a little of my burdens this holiday season.
So, I thanked him, with tears in my eyes....finished our lunch and came back to work.

Now....I am eating humble pie....as I have found miracles still occur and from the least expected places....

Thank you Mr. Burns....

8 comments:

ajooja said...

That's so nice. I guess it goes to show that most people are not all bad.

Hopefully, he starts treating you and everyone else a bit nicer in the future.

Toni said...

Wow! I was compelled to comment even though I haven't been doing much of that lately- more lurking than anything.

I hope this token of kindness cheers you and lightens your load...

Merry Christmas, D!

Kari said...

What a decent thing for him to do for you, that is so great. Merry Christmas and have fun at Target;o)

Whitenoise said...

What a great story. ;-)

Ann(ie) said...

wow. People can really surprise us from time to time huh?? Happy Holidays girl. Have a wonderful shopping spree!

Sicilian said...

Enjoy it and don't let your guard down, and have a very nice Christmas.
I am very glad for you and yours.
Ciao

Flat Coke and Flies said...

I never thought I would see a NICE post about Mr. Burns. What a wonderful thing for him to do...such Christmas spirit he has. I'm happy for you!!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS

i beati said...

Use it to the full blessedness and enjoy- You 've earned it in spades, dearie. Also get something special for you !!!!Sandy