August 12, 2010

random act of kindness

We came home from Bible study last night, and found this taped to our door:

It reads: Happy Anniversary! Today, we are celebrating our 20th Wedding Anniversary! This is one of the homes we lived in as a young family with our twins and our new chocolate lab puppy! We did not have much money, but we had lots of love and fun! Please take this $20 and go out and have a little fun on us!

Bizarre, isn't it? I wonder if their dog was also named Dexter...? I wonder how many homes this family has lived in, and if they visited each one last evening and dropped off a note... I told Raul we should stay thirty more years in this house, and maybe they'd be back with a $50 bill. ;)

Do you ever think about homes you've lived in over the course of your life? I certainly do. I will admit I have even driven by them if I've been in the area, and it's funny how memories come rushing back, ones you haven't thought of in years. I can't say I've ever left a note at any of them, though; would you do something like this? It made us smile {and not just because of the moolah!}.

Well, to you previous owners, whoever you are: thanks for the kindness, and thanks for sharing your memories with us. We've fallen in love with this little house, too.


Phil and Danielle said...

Praise the Lord! That is such a cool idea! I'm glad you are the ones that got blessed! Hope you did have a little fun with the money!

Julie said...

Sweet! Happy Anniversary! Are you going to pay it forward?

"Beezy" mom said...

What a fantastic surprise and such a great act of kindness from them! We often think of the previous owners of our home.