I was saved! We had enough money to pay for the storage rental for nearly another year!
I was so happy I smiled all day - something I hadn't done in months!
Then, on the same day, my husband's boss came to the house saying he wanted to see how I was doing. I told him about the check and he was thrilled for me. I knew I had nothing coming from the company my husband had worked for because he had been there only 6 months. In order to get insurance payments or death benefits you had to be with the company for a year.
The man sat down and pulled out three envelopes. The first was what we were due of my husband's salary for his last month. The second was a bonus check he had earned for the month before (which was originally due to be issued at the end of the year.) And the third was for $10,000, which was his death benefits with the company!
was incredulous! How could this be? His boss explained the first two
checks were due us for services rendered, and he said he used his
twenty-eight years with the company to make sure they did the right
thing by us.
To this day I don't know how he did it but that money saved us.
After the baby was born (with health issues that required thirteen surgeries in two years,) I was able to stay home with him until he was healthy enough to go to a nursery school with other kids. And it allowed us to move to a little apartment of our own.
In one day we had been saved by two angels with acts of kindness that touched my very soul. It was forty-one years ago but I have never forgotten them or that day.
It was the day I smiled from morning to night!...