Thursday, August 13, 2009

An Answer to Someone's Prayers...

This morning, my friend Annalisa and I had an awesome experience on our run morning run. We were running and talking when my friend Annalisa looked down and noticed a $100.00 bill on the road. So many things go through your mind when you find that much money. I will have to admit, we did think of all the things we could do with it, since both of us are paycheck to paycheck families. We considered a double date at the melting pot, wouldn't that be fun. Something we both don't have the money to treat ourselves to. But my stomach also felt sick. I know that if Eric and I lost a $100 it would be devastating to us. I couldn't help but think of who lost it. Both Annalisa and I wished we could find who lost the money.In my heart I kept praying that there was someway that we could return this money to whoever lost it. That either they would be inspired or we would be inspired to find them. I knew if it was meant to be that Heavenly Father could help find a way to make it happen. It was 6 am in the morning and no one was around. What do you do?? We were not far from the circle K so later that morning Annalisa went to the circle K and told them that she had found some money. If anyone came looking for some money, and could tell her how much it was to please give them her phone number. The people at Circle K kind of laughed at her. Thought she was silly for even reporting it and trying to find out who it belonged to. It seemed like such a long shot. She continued running ( oh yeah, she runs farther than I do, because she is training for a full marathon and my knee is killing me these days.) and saw an older Russian lady walking up and down the strip where we had found the money. The lady looked really sad. Annalisa wondered if she could be the one who lost the money. She could tell she was Russian and was afraid she would not be able to communicate with her, but she decided to ask her anyone. She went up to the lady and asked her if everything was OK? The lady told Annalisa that she had "lost ALL of her money." Annalisa asked her how much she lost, and the lady told her $100.00. Annalisa was so excited to tell her that she had found it. The lady wrapped her arms around Annalisa and thanked her so much over and over. She told her it was all the money she had and didn't know what she was going to do. I am so thankful that Heavenly Father answered our prayers and we were able to find out who the money belonged to. It was such a great way to start my day.

11 comments:

The Brady Bunch said...

that is such an amazing story...you two will be truly blessed for what an amazing service you have done and for your honesty! I am not sure I would have been so faithful! THanks you for sharing!

Mark and Jennifer said...

Okay, this made me cry. First for the little Russian lady - I am sure she is so happy now and second that you made such a wonderful choice!

The J's said...

YEAH!!!!!!! BTW... I found $10 in my purse back pocket... any idea who that belongs too?!?!?

The Stringham 4 said...

That's wonderful. There are not many who would have the same integrity. You know you guys completely made that little old lady's day...scratch that...week!

nea and rusty said...

what a good and uplifting way to start the day; thanks for sharing!

Courtney Price said...

That's a really sweet story... I recently found a diamond at the bottom of the Y pool... but I just felt sick when I thought about who might be missing it. An heirloom? A wedding ring diamond? I never found out if someone came back to claim it... now I want to find out!

Tara and Orlando said...

Wow, that is so awesome!

Billykidd said...

awwww... what a great story. i am so happy for that lady!

san said...

what amazing friends i have!!!

theamazingjohnsons said...

That's an awesome experience! I am very impressed and grateful to have friends that are so honest.

roydenpauline said...

I am grateful for your story. The lessons your are teaching your children. Wow You will be blessed. Thanks for sharing and teaching all of us.