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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

One in a Million

You know how when something happens, you say "Wow, that was a one-in-a-million!" Or "They're one-in-a-million!"

Well, here is our One in a Million.

Chris went to Japan last month, right? He bought Mikey a sumo wrestler keychain that Mikey ADORED. Note the past tense. Yup, on the walk home from the bus stop, the keychain fell OFF the bookbag and crashed to the sidewalk, where it promptly shattered. Picture the child crying all the way home holding pieces of his sumo wrestler. So, of course one of Chris's favorite phrases is "Daddy can fix ANYTHING!" This sumo wrestler he couldn't fix.

Picture a Daddy trying to figure something out. He gets on the internet to buy a NEW one. Of course! Only problem? None to be had. He tries googling it. All he managed to find was a pretty girl in Canada that had taken a picture of one. As a last resort, he emailed her to see if she would part with it for love or money. (Preferably money, since he IS married.) The chances? About one in a million, we figured.

Luckily for him, and for Michael, she emailed back. Not only would she mail it, she would accept no money. Talk about a one-in-a-million!

The kids got a package from Canada this week. Here are the details:

Not only did she send the sumo, Jen sent all kinds of little toys. Now mind you, Molly LOVES everything little. She's carried "treasures" as we call them in her hands since she could grasp. And these are some cool treasures!

Inside that crocodile are little crocodile "sandwiches" made out of bread and everything! And that little water bottle opens with a fake little straw! And in the egg on the left is a little "towel" to clean up with. It's all so intricate and detailed. Right up her alley.

And to top it off, check out this nice letter.

So, Jen, you have obviously read the blog to know about the kids and Bandit. You have an incredible heart to make these two kids so happy. These two kids that I love, but you don't even know. You are One in a Million, that's for sure.

16 people tasted this cookie:

Megan said...

That is such a cool story. It's nice to know that there are good people out there!

kristen said...

This just warms my heart!

Lara, the Neurotic Att'y said...

Jen is AMAZING!!! What a kind and gracious act! And what a wonderful daddy for working so hard to "fix" the broken sumo!

Jonathan's Mommy said...

That is so awesome! What a great treat for your children, not only to receive such cool trinkets but also to see the kindness of a complete stranger!

Colleen said...

What a fantastically generous person Jen is! So glad that sumo wrestler had a home with such a nice person. I'm sure that will be a great story for years to come for the kids...

A.K. said...

how did she get your blog website?! what an amazing lady- that is awesome! (see there is still right in the world when we think everything has gone sour in today's news!) thanks for that little uplifting that there ARE still nice and generous people out there!

Janice said...

What an awesome story!!!! It's not often that total strangers would do something so sweet and generous to another stranger. Those things are so cute, too!!

Shana-Lynn said...

What an awesome story! It good to know that some strangers still have big hearts.

Amy said...

That is a wonderful story! I'm sure Mikey will be taking excellent care of that little sumo. Man, the internet is pretty freakin' cool!

(Does this Jen happen to be an actress? We did our trip to China with a Canadian named Jen who did Broadway plays. If it were her, it would be like 1 in 20 million!)

Megan said...

That is the nicest thing EVER! Wow!!!

erin said...

Wow. How very, very cool. People are good.

Jodi said...

That's awesome! What a great note.

Twin Mommy Law Chick said...

Ok, that story totally brought tears to my eyes! Jen is awesome! She has totally renewed my faith in mankind for the moment!

liz said...

So, so cool. Way to go, Jen! Don't you love when people show how GREAT people can really be?!?! It's totally a pay it forward kind of thing and I LOVE it!!

Jodi said...

BTW, Molly is looking so much like you these days!

Laura said...

OH MY GOODNESS what a Saint! It's nice to know that there are genuinely sweet people out there still. This is like a story you'd read in a forwarded e-mail!