Below is something I wrote in 2014. Tomorrow is Mother's Day. Interesting that this man wanted his wife to know how important she was to him and that he was thinking of her. May we do like wise.
Happy Mother's Day...to all...
Just some thoughts:
I saw something special this morning, really special.
My wife has been out of town all this week in the Washington, D.C. area. Our oldest daughter was traveling for the week and asked if “Mom” could come and stay with the kids (fifteen year old Sloan and thirteen year old Lawson) while she was away.
It was Sunday morning, and like many other mornings, I arrived early to my coffee place and sat down at an outside table with my coffee and paper as I had some time before heading on to church services.I had driven one of my old cars (Corvette) now found a place on the coffee places porch and sat down. For some reason I placed my cell phone on the table.
I had not been at my table long when a gentleman came out of the shop and took a chair at a table near mine. I noticed he began fumbling with his cell phone and mumbling to himself. We caught each other’s eye and both of us smiled. Then he said to me, “I see you have your cell phone sitting there. I got this new phone and I wasn’t very good at sending text messages with the old one, now I’m worse. Are you any good at texting?” I laughed; if he only knew.
I stepped over to his table and watched as he struggled to figure out what to do. “I wanted to send my wife at home a morning text. She won’t be up yet, but I wanted her to get a message from me when she did.” I was very little help, like zero. Fortunately a lady came along and saw his electronic struggles and helped. His message was sent.
We went on to exchange some conversation. I learned that he was from Chicago and in town on business. Like me, he was killing some time as he was waiting to attend services at a church across the street.
Oh, by the way I did see the text message he sent to his wife. It was short and simple, five words that read “Good morning, I love you.”
I thought as I left the parking lot, I wonder what each of our days might be like if we woke up and were greeted with:
May 5, 2014