Friday, May 11, 2007

MY 7-ELEVEN


So, I haven't seen Robert for many, many months. Neither has 7-11 Sam. She said he doesn't come in any more. This morning when I stopped for my coke, there was a new guy digging through the trash for bottles. I took him a few bottles and he said, "Thanks, this will help shorten my day!" If I see him around again, I will find out his name....and see if he needs shoes (wink)...but for now I will refer to him as "Bottle Guy".
The owner's wife and I were walking into the building together. She has a beautiful smile and is always so happy and welcoming. Her husband is not so smiley...but I have learned that he is just as nice as she is...he just doesn't let it show as much.
Sam is doing well, although her son is having behavior problems again. She is getting called to his school on a regular basis.
When I was at the counter paying for my coke, there was a woman who was trying to pay for some gas that she had already pumped, using a gift card. The card was $2 short. I could hear the panic in her voice because she didn't have it...she was pleading with the owner to let her go find an ATM or go home and come back. She almost started to cry. Gosh, there have been so many times I have felt the same way...short on cash and trying to figure out how I was going to pay a bill. I had exactly $2 in my wallet and it was easy to hand it over because I have been rescued time after time after time. She gave me a hug and did cry. I understood her tears. I told her to consider it a gift from her God.
I have come to really love my little 7-11 family...the ones I no longer see and truly miss, the ones I see every morning, and the new ones I am just getting to know.

7 comments:

Margie said...

how wonderful God is to make sure His $2 was in your wallet at the right time, and how wonderful you were to share it. You are an inspiration!!

Pat said...

I've been thinking it was time for a 7-11 update. How sweet you are - I do believe also that your gift of $2 was from God....using your hands.

DT said...

Your awesome Kathy. Every blog you write comes as a life lesson to me.

Margie said...

Happy Mother's Day KayMac!

Arlene said...

What an awesome way to minister to someone. You know, there are ALWAYS opportunities if we look for them, we WILL find them. Thank the Lord you were obedient. It could mean the difference in a soul in Heaven or Hell, you never know! God bless!

Peta said...

I love the way you love people.

Mike Edwards said...

AWESOME