I saw a woman who had some kind of sticker on her shirt, then noticed her children did too. From a distance, it looked like a "church", so I approached her and asked what the sticker represented. Grandparents had come from Aurora to take their grandkids to the Archway.
As things happen, one thing led to another and we somehow got to talking about a young child in Aurora with cancer and that the community has been getting donations of things to sell to help raise money to help this boy and his family. I asked if they were still doing it, and she advised me yes. I told her it was too bad she was from out of town that I have a t.v. stand and an older television that I would be willing to give her, if she wanted to come by and pick it up. As life would have it, they didn't drive their truck today. I gave her my phone number and she is going to pass it on to the fella who is heading up the fund raiser. She's sure he will be interested and will come and get it. And, I have a couple boxes of "stuff" in the trunk of my car to donate as well. I will make it worth his trip here.
Our conversation continued about health and wellness. She herself is finishing up with chemo treatments, and two other members in her family also were diagnosed with cancer (different kinds) ... but all surviving, and doing well. When I think I'm not feeling too chipper, the Lord seems to keep me "in check". It's a great day, and I feel fine!!
I did not hear about this, but she also told me about a policeman in Aurora who was crossing the street, a big wind came up and one of those heavy rubber mats flew quite a long way and hit him in the head, and he suffered a brain injury as a result. The Aurora community came together and raised enough money to help his family, so they didn't lose their home. I nearly moved to Aurora once. I like it, for a small town.
The flukes and irony of life ... I've been needing to "pay it forward" for some kindnesses that have been done to me recently. This is a start ...