Natalie Breinholt will be someone I forever remember. Not only is she a really down to earth fun person to be around, but she is the kind of mom/person I strive to be like. She is so service oriented and thoughtful. I along with a bunch of people in our ward have been blessed several times by her kindness but I wanted to make sure I documented this one particular act. A little back story first. Last year Parker did scout camp and it was pretty lame and boring. So when it was time to sign up this year, I didn't think it was ultra important that he go. So we didn't sign him up. Now for the bigger reason of why we didn't sign him up... we don't have a lot of spare cash right not because things are tight. We have had several unexpected expenses, which seems to be the theme for our life. By no means can we not afford it. We still spend money on trips and other things just like everyone else. It is just sadly not on our priority list right now. And 75 dollars did not seem like a good idea to spend for him for 3 days. So we didn't sign him up which I didn't think was a big deal. People kept hounding on why I wasn't sending him if we were going to be in town. Then I get a text from Natalie asking the same question. At first, I'll be honest when I saw the text I felt a little annoyed that I had to explain myself to another person. Little did I know she was just being the angel that she is. She told me that she wanted to pay for Parker to go. She mentioned that this particular camp Herd Pueblo is awesome and every little boy should be able to go. She told me that someone did this for her when her oldest needed to go to camp. Of course I tried to talk her out of it. How could I let her pay, its not like we didn't have them money. Things are just tight. If you know anything about Natalie, its that she doesn't take no for an answer. She went on to tell me that she has been doing a 40 days of service to help her celebrate turning 40 this month. She prays every morning to know who she can serve that day. She told me that morning Parker's name came to her mind. Right away the spirit overwhelmed me and I started bawling. This made things a little weird because I was in the middle of watching kids at the daycare at the gym and I was a hot mess. She is incredible and I will always remember this. I tried to tell her that we would pay her back once things weren't as tight but of course she resisted saying that it wouldn't be service if I did. She just told me to pay it forward in 10 years! I'm so grateful for her example!
10 months ago