My daughter Kelsey, an Instructional Assistant (IA) at a local grade school, who received these roses Thursday at work, allowed me to share this humorous and heart-warming story.
In addition to the roses which she left at the school overnight, Kelsey received this note the following day from Mr. Meyer, her co-worker.
Here’s what happened. Kelsey has two jobs, an hour apart, requiring a bit of drive time. The second job is not in the direction of home.
Rather than bring the flowers with her the day they arrived only to leave them in the car several more hours, she chose to leave them at her morning job. She planned to bring them home the following day, Friday, the one day of the week she does not work the second job.
When Mr. Meyer walked in Friday morning and saw the flowers had not been taken home, he chose to fill out an Uh-Oh slip (give her a piece of his mind).
Kelsey and her
boyfriend friend sort-of boyfriend have been dating since September, and because she is shy on details at work about her new guy, she is fair game.
Kels and I met my good friend Lori for lunch on Friday. After, Kels headed out to do some Valentine’s Day shopping for her
boyfriend friend sort-of boyfriend, and for a car appointment. She wasn’t going to be home for a while, so we transferred the flowers to my car and went our separate ways. I brought the flowers home.
Mr. Meyer’s note, the card from her
boyfriend friend sort-of boyfriend, and these beautiful roses now sit on our kitchen table. I’m not sure I’ll look at another Valentine’s Day the same way again.
We each spend a significant portion of our adult lives in the workplace, and if it’s a place filled with joy, laughter, helping, communication, and above all CARING, it’s a place to savor and hold onto.
This wonderful, fun-filled gesture from Kelsey’s co-worker reminds me of the many types of love, friendship, and caring that exist. That he chose to have some fun at work surrounding this most special day fills my heart with hope and brightens my day (and what I would give to be a fly on the wall in the IA room on Monday to hear her consequences!)
It is the moments filled with caring and love and humor that make the world a brighter, warmer place. Whoever you are, thank you Mr. Meyer, and the
boyfriend friend sort-of boyfriend for sending Kelsey the beautiful roses.
Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤