Monday, November 17, 2008

Recent Suprise in the Mail

Due to the newspaper article a few weeks back about us, we had received a greeting card with a Wal-Mart gift card attached. It was sent with no return address, but we are very certain it's from someone in our church. We figured the card had $25 or $50 on it. My wife put it in her purse and life went on.

We went this past Saturday over to Wal-mart to pick up a few food items (and hunt around for a presser cooker to can these pumpkins). At the checkout, my wife took the gift card out and looked at the back of the card to see the value of the card. I wish I had a camera on her at that time, as she was shocked to find out it was a $250 gift and it showed on her face. I was also quite shocked.

Her first comment in jest was "Let's go on a shopping spree!" I joked back saying maybe I should hold onto the card instead. We discussed it some more and we decided it will go towards the Christmas shopping we were planning on cash-flowing next month. That way the cash we were going to spend can be put to our debts.


Dedicated said...

How wonderful! What a great gift! Angels are amongst us.

Betsey C. said...

How generous of some good soul! I'm happy for you, and also happy to hear that you didn't go on a "spree". I think spree days are over for many of us in this economy, and that's probably a very good thing. Americans have become very materialistic, and we need to get back in touch with real life, just like you are doing.