The man that bought the suit..

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Star*, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Hi family -

    Some of you may remember our son Steven that passed away Friday the 13th, February of this year. Sure doesn't seem like eight months. I really miss that kid. :D Even though he's gone? He still makes me smile.

    I was going through a box of cards and came across some letters he wrote me and what a good head he had on his shoulders. I'm just so sorry he never got a chance to use those talents here.

    About a month ago there was a write up in the paper for our local Salvation Army. Since I volunteer there and had gotten Dudes suit for his brothers' funeral there they interviewed me. I told them that I was picking out a suit, was in tears, a man stepped up to help when he found out what the suit was for - then paid for it before I got to the counter. I've rarely been so touched by kindness. When the funeral was over? I had the suit cleaned and donated it back to the thrift store so it was once again recycled and resold to help someone else out. The money goes to help homeless, fire victims, unemployed seeking employment, battered women, children without school's pretty neat.

    Well today I met the man that bought the suit. He just stepped up and asked me if I remembered him. I did. He asked me how my other son was. I told him he was well. I told him I knew what he had done that day, he said "Not much." I was in tears again. I hugged him and said "A lot more than you knew." He said he read the paper, and was so happy to see that article and he knew exactly who that was, and what suit they were talking about. He said it made him feel like a million dollars to know it had served a purpose AND that I did such a good thing with it afterwards. I just smiled and said - I said it could be like the Brotherhood of the Traveling Suit.

    Today was a good day. I remembered Steven, Someone else Remembered Steven. That suit is out there somewhere helping someone else, and I know that two of my three boys are watching me from up above. It was a very good day!:D
  2. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

  3. graceupongrace

    graceupongrace New Member


    Thanks for sharing that story. You made me cry. :brokenheart: And smile. :D

  4. iloveturtles

    iloveturtles Guest

    Wow. Amazing.

    You really touched my heart.
  5. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    You are truly a wonderful human being, the kind of person who gives us a good name among the other creatures on the planet.

    I am so happy that you are my friend and that you had good memories of all of your sons today.
  6. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thank you so much for sharing. This made my day!
  7. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    Star, that is wonderful. It had me in tears.
  8. rejectedmom

    rejectedmom New Member

    I have tears in my eyes. -RM
  9. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

  10. Christy

    Christy New Member

    An inspiring story!
  11. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Star, what a wonderful story! Made me tear up too. Thanks for sharing.
  12. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    What a beautiful story, Star.
  13. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    Me too!
  14. Mattsmom277

    Mattsmom277 Active Member

    What a wonderful chance meeting! Thank you for sharing. I bet the man was moved to read your story in the paper.
  15. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    How to talk so the world will listen... you have that gift.
  16. DaisyFace

    DaisyFace Love me...Love me not

    Good story!

    Thanks for sharing...

    (Sorry again about Steven)