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An act of kindness goes a long way…
Yesterday morning I had to leave for a specialty appointment in Raleigh, NC. That’s about 2.5 hours away from where we currently live.
I was sleep deprived, Jaxson woke up at 4 am and didn’t want to go back asleep until my alarm went off. Figures right?
I got both boys ready, made a cup of coffee to go, took JJ to the bus stop, and off we went to Raleigh.
To top off my sleep deprivation, it was raining the whole way up.
I ended up going to Durham instead of Raleigh—I assumed that the appointment was at the office there. I parked at the right parking garage this time and called customer service to double check that I did.
She confirmed our appointment and parking garage location but told me that the appointment was 20 minutes away—in Raleigh. I almost cried.
Thankfully I was early so I made it to the appointment with 30 minutes to spare. They took us back early, took down Jaxson’s vitals and history, and then I waited…
I waited about an hour to only have the doctor approve us increasing Jaxson to 2 mg melatonin at night. He didn’t want to recommend anything until after our sleep study next week.
I get it. But it is still frustrating having to drive 2.5 hours to only chat with the provider for 15 minutes.
I put in Starbucks on my phone and went on our way. It ended up being located in Target, I wasn’t familiar with the area but I wasn’t going to try to keep searching for a drive thru either.
I thought it would be quick…
I grabbed my keys, wallet, and Jaxson. I figured I would be fine without a carrier—I would be quick.
I put in my order: grande vanilla coconut milk latte, birthday cake pop, brownie, and a breakfast sandwich. Oops, I should’ve put Jaxson in a carrier.
I grabbed one of those cardboard cup holders in hopes I could juggle it with one arm and Jaxson in the other.
The lady that ordered after me saw my predicament. Instead of ignoring me, she offered assistance. She put her cup down and told the barista she would be back for her order and walked us out to our car.
It was a small gesture, nothing too crazy but it made my day so much better.
Thank you to the lady patron at Starbucks. That small gesture meant so much to me, more than you ever know.
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