You Won’t Believe What This Mom Found In A Box Of Diapers
Sometimes, when I buy one of those giant jumbo boxes of diapers, I am just hoping that I nabbed the “bonus” box that has the coupon hidden away inside.
$1.50 off 500 diapers? Day = made.
But one mom found a little something more exciting in her weekly staple diaper shop than a mere coupon.
Elisha Pettus is a mother of three from Magnolia, Texas, who was doing what many a mother has done — changing her baby's diaper — when she opened a fresh box that her husband had brought home from the store for her. (I'm well familiar with the hurried-text-to-the-husband-plea-that-we-need-more-diapers-stat move.)
As ABC13 reports, Pettus reached into the box, only to find not just a receptacle for catching her baby's poop, but also a handwritten note and a wad of cold, hard cash.
Along with a twenty-dollar bill stuffed into the box of diapers, someone had penned a handwritten note that read:
“We know babies are expensive. God knows when you are in need and always provides a way. Thank you Lord for this recipient. Bless them, Lord, amen.”
Pettus initially thought the note was a receipt, but was pleasantly surprised when she discovered that a stranger had taken the time to pass on a little kindness to a struggling mother.
With her youngest still in diapers at only nine months old, Pettus knows the truth about babies: they go through a lot of diapers. Diapers aren't cheap, and the small gesture meant a lot to her.
“It's not necessary, people don't have to do that,” she said in an interview with ABC13. “Someone who wants to do this out of the goodness of their heart, not just putting money in there, but having a written note to go along with it to say they do understand and some people just need to hear that.”
I have to say that I found the gesture heart warming, because obviously someone gets the importance in recognizing that, for a mother, sometimes it's the smallest gestures that make a difference. Our lives as moms aren't spent doing a lot of huge, glamorous things, but instead, they're made up of small acts that show our love — like changing a baby's diaper. And a simple $20 bill can make a difference.
But, on the other hand, I have to admit, I was also a little perplexed by this story, because how on earth did she get that note and money in the diaper box? Did she rip it open? Tape it back up? If she tampered with a box of diapers, what else would she be willing to do? These are the questions that haunt me in a tale of a stranger's kindness.
So the next time I feel the urge to pass on a little touch of kindness and some cash to a financially strapped mother, I may just stick to giving it to her directly so there's absolutely no risk of appearing a tad creepy.
Your thoughts? Kind or creepy?