It was a few days after Halloween, in the great city of Fargo ND. The grandkids involved were 3 and 5 years old, at the time, of this special moment. My daughter, KW1 worked as a security officer for many different sites throughout the city. One responsibility she had was to maintain a safe environment for all at the area shelter.
Over some time, KW1 had explained to the children that it was a great place to work. She had met many nice people that were down on their luck. She also had over time, told stories about the people evidently causing enduring thoughts of the people in the grand kids hearts.
One day when KW1 was heading to work early, she decided to stop over at her brothers’ house to see her nieces and nephew. She had her security uniform on and stayed at their home only a few minutes then stated she had to go because her shift at the shelter started soon. Cullen said, “Wait a minute. I want to give you something.” Cullen’s three year old sister, Lucey was standing by KW1, waiting. Cullen up the stairs to his room and down again. He said, “Here take this,” and gave her a handful of his candy. In a flash, he grabbed his bag, he had dropped on the floor and said, “No, take all of it and give it to all children at the shelter.”
KW1 got a lump in her throat and said, “Thank you Cullen, the kids will love this!” The 3 year old, had watch all of this and was standing there with her most prized possession in the world, her blankie. She looked at it. Took a sniff of it, (as she always did), and tore the little rag of a blanket apart, saving only a scrap for herself. She said to KW1, “Here take my blankie and give it to the kids.” KW1’s eyes watered, she put it in her pocket and said thank you! KW1 decided this story and the blankie remnant would go to me! I told KW1 I would cherish the story and the blankie. I framed it and have it in my office. When people say, I know there is something special about that funky artwork. I tell them the story of the 3 and 5 year olds teaching me to never forget to care enough to share.
Submitted by Anonymous
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