What’s the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?

I was inspired to ask this question after I saw my friend Beth post the very same question on her facebook wall. It was heartwarming to read all the responses.

Here’s mine:

About 10 years ago my father-in-law, who lived with us, suffered a massive heart attack and was not expected to survive overnight. All of my husband’s siblings (5 of them) lived in other states. We were able to get them mobilized and on flights quickly; unfortunately, Dad passed away before they got here.

Since we knew they were in flight, the hospital offered us the use of their chapel for the family to visit with Dad once they arrived. Rich and I were busy making phone calls and beginning arrangements waiting for them to arrive. We never left the hospital.

Two of my dearest friends, Lisa and Lucy, worked their magic and arranged for our family members to be picked up at the airport and brought to the hospital. Then, unbeknownst to us, these angels…went to our house…which trust me…was NOT company ready. They cleaned our house and stocked the kitchen with food for our guests.

I cannot begin to tell you what a blessing and comfort this was. Thank you doesn’t even begin to express our gratitude. Lisa and Lucy…Richard and I appreciate what you did for us more than you will ever know. May God bless you both richly!!

What’s the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you? Comment below – I can’t wait to read your stories.



One thought on “What’s the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?

  1. It’s never easy to say a final goodbye to a parent. How blessed you are to have such caring friends in Lisa and Lucy.

    Hmmm…the nicest thing… I have had many really nice things done for me but one comes to mind right now that was a big blessing. We had property on the Big Island (Hawaii) and planned a trip with two of our daughters to “visit” our property. On a previous trip there we had met a couple that also had property in the same area. They were working on their rental. It turned out that they ran a private Christian school there. His parents had been missionaries on the island many years before. They lived in the home their parents built in Hilo. We became instant friends when we met. I was a nurse and taught childbirth classes and Kim was pregnant for the 1st time, so we had much to talk about right off. On this trip they insisted that we stay with them…”Don’t stay in a hotel” they said. So we thought “Great, that will save us quite a bit of $$!
    We arrived, rented our car and headed up the hill to the Crowley’s – JD and Kim. When we got to the house there was a note on the door inviting us to come in and make ourselves at home. They went on to say that they had to make a quick trip to Maryland and hoped they would see us when they returned in a week! The frig was stocked full of food with instructions to eat and not let it go to waste! There was a stack of board games on the table for “the girls” to play with as their TV reception was poor. Kim worried that they would get bored in the evenings. Amazing! What a loving, giving couple. We had a wonderful time and our girls are still talking about that trip 20 yeas later. Suep

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