Dear Secret Donor,
I know who you are.
I may not know your identity but I know who you are.
You are kind. You are giving. You are generous. You are selfless.
To give a little back story, I experienced something truly remarkable a couple weeks ago. I sat on the story and thought about how I should handle showing my thanks. Since this person has chosen to be anonymous this blog is my best bet at expressing my gratitude.
I received a message from my friend Ashley, who manages Bluetique. She said that someone had left a gift for me at the store and that I should come up and pick it up. What fun! A surprise! During some free time that afternoon I ran uptown to retrieve what I thought to be a small trinket, maybe a necklace or a yummy Starbucks treat. Upon arrival I immediately asked Ashley if she was going to tell me who this was from. Nope. This secret is safe with her!
Ashley handed me a little white box with a gold polka dot ribbon wrapped with care. The store was empty at the time, so Ashley and I stood together to open the box. I opened the little box to find $5,000 in cash.
I couldn’t stop myself, I just started crying. It’s quite a shock to see that much cash in your hands!
What do I do now? I felt like young Charlie Bucket holding the Golden Ticket, “run straight home, don’t stop for anyone! Just go home (or to the bank!)
I cried/laughed numerous times that day. I reread the beautiful card attached trying to think of who could have been so overwhelmingly generous. I was in shock.
Mark and I immediately said, as we have multiple times in the past few months. We WILL pay it forward. Not tomorrow, but someday. Sometime we will be in the position to give, just like our Secret Donor. We promise.
So, to my Secret Donor. I know who you are. You are the person who put us in the position to buy our van. You gave me the opportunity to look at every person with love and thanks. Every single donation matters, when I donate to others it is usually $5 to $15 because every dollar matters. I need you to know that I’m grateful for all of it.
You gave me an experience that I will never forget. Thank you Secret Donor for everything.