I just got goosebumps and wanted to share!!!



My sixteen year old child just called me all exicited a few seconds ago. She stopped on her way to school this morning to get a donut and chocolate milk. She went to the counter to pay and an older gentleman behind her asked her if she was a student. She said yes and then went to hand the lady her money. The gentleman stopped the lady and said I have this one today. Kaylee wasnt sure what to do but took her donuts and said thank you. She jumped in her car and called me right away to tell of her good news "free donuts"! I told her you must pay it forward...what? She had never heard of that before. I explained to her what it meant and she said oh....Kinda like when I gave three dollars last night out of my tips to an old lady for a poyboy. She didnt have enough and looked kinda needy. My job as a mother has just paid off in full!!! Ok back to the freebies post....I will pick a winner tonight!

51 comments:

  1. Way to go Kaylee! And yes, it does fill your heart when you see your children make the right choices!

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  2. Don't you just love it when they've done something great and don't even know how great it was! What an awesome start for her (and your) day:)

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  3. What a precious story! I know it fills your mother heart with joy to see your daughter extending kindness to others! You must be so proud!

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  4. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. She learned it but just didn't know what to call it.....you're a good mamma! :)

    Suzanne

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  5. That's so wonderful. I pray each day that I'm saying and doing the right things in front of my kids. Looks like you have been doing a great job!

    Mandy

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  6. What a great lesson! I bet it will stay with Kaylee for a long time.

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  7. How wonderful!!! I love to hear things like this. We're all about paying it forward here, too. There's no better feeling than knowing you've eased another's burden or made someone's step a little bit lighter.

    What a perfect thing to read on this rainy April 1st!

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  8. What a beautiful young lady inside and out! I pray every day that my daughter gets the lightbulb moment.

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  9. It must be incredibly rewarding to see the values and morals that you were hoping to instill in your daughter come forth. Isn't it great to be proud of your children!

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  10. You have done a wonderful job mom! She seems like an awesome young lady.. I know you are so proud of her. She's not mine and that made me tear up :)

    {{Big Hugs}}

    Cathy

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  11. Obviously, you've set the example for your daughter. What a sweet,kind girl!

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  12. You have obviously done a great job!

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  13. I am sure this will stay with your daughter for quite awhile and she'll begin to think of how she can repay kind acts towards her. Her mom sure is a great example of that!!! Great post!

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  14. What a great lesson in life. Everyone can make a difference.

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  15. That is so fantastic!!!! :)

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  16. YAY Kaylee....she was already paying it forward and didn't even realize it! You must be sooooo proud of her. You always wonder if what you are "trying" to teach them sinks in....you absolutely have positive proof now!!!♥

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  17. Oh, Susie, you are doing a great job!!!

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  18. I know you must be so proud. Not only did she do something generous for someone else, but it came naturally to her without any prodding. Good girl, and great Mom!

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  19. How sweet. God makes sure it all comes back, doesn't He?
    I just used this as a teachable moment for my kiddos - thanks.

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  20. how nice.. i got goosebumps too! :)

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  21. Last Christmas the car in front of us paid for our food in the drive- thru at Krystals. We didn't ever even see who she was, because by the time we drove up and found out she had done it, she was gone!
    :-)

    It was definitely a goosebump moment!

    Layla
    The Lettered Cottage

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  22. Aw...that's the cutest story. I love when my girls do something like that without even realizing it too. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. That is awesome! Your daughter is beautiful! I love pay it forward stories!!

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  24. How could she learn anything but good things from you? What a sweet story...I think I'll try to do something like that today.

    That must make you feel so proud - I know I do when I feel like I am doing something "right" with my kids!

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  25. Oh that is awesome! I love it when we can see the growing up :)

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  26. Stop the presses! This is the kind of great news I love to hear about.

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  27. They really ARE listening to us!!! Hallelujah!! So happy for you, Mom!

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  28. She's paying it forward and didn't even know it. She gave without expecting anything in return. Sweet kid... Good job momma.

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  29. Awwww....what a heart Kaylee has! I am sure you are beaming with joy knowing that she so loving!

    Have a great day!
    Hugs~T

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  30. What an awesome daughter you have. Isn't it great when they do something that makes you beam with pride.

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  31. I truly believe in paying it forward! Thank you for sharing your great story. I am now a follower and look forward to reading more of your posts! I grabbed your button too. Love it!

    Hugs,
    ~Victoria~

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  32. Oh, I know...just when I think my Kiddo is just not absorbing anything we're teaching him, he goes and does or says something amzazing. Thank you for teaching your children what's really important!

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  33. What a great girl you have. Wonderful job mom! I often look around and think that my kiddos world is just crazy and there is not a whole lot of good out there. So good to hear these types of things.

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  34. What a great "mom moment"! You are both sweet and caring individuals.

    Jo

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  35. I love hearing this!!! It fills you with such hope because when all you hear are gang stories and such on the news, you can start to wonder about young people. It seems so many of them are "lost." What a joy to know not all!!!!! Thank you for sharing and thank you, Kaylee, for listening and learning from mom. :)

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  36. What a cute pic. I knew she took after her Auntie MIMI...I'm picking my winner tonight too...Call me later, Missy

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  37. That is wonderful! You must be doing a fantastic job over there!
    ~Michelle

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  38. Hello Miz Susie,
    What a sweet girl you have and what an awesome job you've done raising her! I'm all smiles from ear to ear reading your precious post today. You've got to be the proudest momma ever after that conversation with Kaylee *smiles*

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  39. Well done.

    There are so many stories in the news each day, of bad parenting and neglected and deprived children, it's great to hear of kids growing up to be responsible, kind and caring adults. I'm sure she'll take the lessons you've taught her through her life.

    You've done a great job.

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  40. How awesome. I love it when they surprise us like that. Great job Mom!
    Pam

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  41. Don't ya just love when your kids are out in public and they actually act like you've taught them too? great job, mom.

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  42. I love when we get tangible proof that what we have taught our kids has taken hold! She sounds like a sweet young lady and I know that you are very proud.

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  43. Ahhh, sounds like a great movie night from Blockbuster. I just rented Pay it Forward a few weeks ago and my daughter and I balled our eyes out.

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  44. Like it says in the bible: What you sow, so shall you reap

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  45. Wow. So mature for her age.

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  46. I read this yesterday and to my surprise this morning the person in front of me bought my breakfast. I immediately thought about your daughter and her story. Someone made me smile today and I will pay it forward.

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  47. I just read your blog today, been out of touch for a while. I even got goosebumps reading it. God works in such strange and wonderful ways, it's always amazing to see what He does and is going to do next. Even the "small stuff"!

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  48. How completely wonderful! IT is such a blessing to hear of good growing in the world!!!

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