Friday, January 23, 2009

Amazing Generosity

I love buying and selling on Ebay. This past week I bid on and won this really cute pink bucket hat.

When I went to pay for it, it was showing as having been paid and feedback was posted for me as being a quick payer. I immediately contacted the seller on Ebay and told him there was an error and asked him to send me an invoice. I got an Ebay message today and all it said was “check your personal email.” So I went to me email and there it was. One of the most touching emails I have ever received.

NO VETERAN PAYS FOR MY AUCTIONS!!! Just let me thank you for everything that
you have done. I'm a 6'5'' 380 pound guy that will most likely cry like a
little girl if i was where you were in Iraq. Please accept this as a very
small gift from us in my family, again thanks you for everything and fighting
for our freedom. God bless you and the USA. Between us on this (wink).
Ebay has a “Me” section where you can post pictures and things about yourself. He had taken the time to go look at that. Not sure why, but he did. Here is a link for you to check it out for yourself.

Here is what I have on my Ebay post:

I am originally from Louisiana but have been in Ohio for six years. I live with all boys ~ my husband, son, and dog! I enjoy shopping and selling on Ebay. I have met lots of really nice folks through Ebay. I am a proud Air Force veteran, having served Iraqi Freedom. My husband serves in the Air Force and is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War and Iraqi Freedom. Please pray and suppport our troops!

I flew medical missions as an EMT and helped care for our wounded soldiers. They are true heroes! It was a privilege for me to serve them! I feel so undeserving of this sweet gesture, but so very touched.

I love you, America!

BTW - that is me eating a grasshopper in Survival School. Good stuff!


Alexis AKA MOM said...

OMG Girl you brought a tear to my eye! What an amazing person even the small things that count!

Much love to you and your family, I'm blessed to be your friend and to have amazing people like you and your husband who do so much for so little and sometimes no thanks at all.

Love to both of you and that amazing ebayer too!

Janna said...

Wow I don't what's more amazing, the generosity of the ebay guy or the fact that I didn't know this about you! Thank you for supporting our country!

HoodChick said...

Ditto on Janna's comment. Thanks for protecting our freedom!

Misadventurous Mommy said...

I too am with Janna, I had no clue. Wow really? And I have to say that I too am proud that you count me as one of your friends. what you and your husband did/do is beyond anything I could even fathom it takes an amazing person to love our country enough to fight for our freedom.

And what that man did was one of the nicest things I've ever heard...makes you realize that for all the bad there still are some that are very good. Big Hugs!

Debra said...

Oh, girls, you are making me blush! I just wanted to spotlight the thoughtful gesture, not myself. Well....actually I thought you all would be freaked out by the grasshopper! LOL! Seriously, I was never on the front lines like the soldiers. I flew in an airplane and got to see some amazing countries. Our soldiers have my heart. I cannot tell you enough how brave and humble they were! What I did is nothing compared to what they have sacraficed! Hubby works on the airplanes and he is good at what he does. I am so proud of him too!

Wunderwoman said...

I too am with Janna!! What a remarkable woman you are;) I couldn't be prouder to have you for a friend. Thank you!!! Tell hubby thanks too

I knew there were good people out there....

Chef E said...

I am a day late and a dollar short, since I have been out and about the past few days...look at you eating that thing, I also ate one once, and a guppy, but not by made me do it!

You are awesome girl!

I am checking the mail....

Rachel Cotterill said...

That is so sweet. Isn't it great when things like that happen completely unexpectedly? :)

Chef E said...

Be sure and keep the grasshoppers for yourself, and make sure it is legal clippings lol!

Bottles Barbies & Boys said...

Wow! Most people I meet on Ebay are trying rip me off and get something for nothing.
It's nice to see we still have a few good people left. =)