As Kay walked into the store and spotted me she said, I'm glad you're here. I have something in my car that I think belongs here.
Nothing could have prepared me for what she was about to hand me.
When I was eight I asked for a sewing machine for Christmas but Santa brought me this. I didn't want a toy sewing machine, I wanted a real sewing machine.
It was obvious that this tiny Singer had never been played with. It was in its original brand new condition and even had the key to the lock on its adorable red plaid box.
Mom saved everything and my kids don't want it. You should have it Suzanne and add it to your collection of toy sewing machines that you have on display around the store.
I told her I couldn't let her give it to me - that it was far too valuable, but when she refused my check I said, Then let me make a donation to your favorite charity. Her face brightened as she told me of her love and involvement with our local SPCA.
Perfect, I said. Lucy and I will make a donation in your name! Her Gotcha Day is coming up in a few days and the SPCA is so near and dear to our hearts too!
Don't you just love how love connects us?
Encourage one another,