This morning we were at Walmart at the Customer Service desk. While we stood in line, a lady came up and asked if anyone had turned in some money. She had some things in her cart, a frantic look on her face, and a certain tone in her voice. You could tell that she really needed to find this money. The cashier said that nobody had turned in the money... and the lady walked away.
About 15 minutes later we saw the lady again. She was walking the aisles of the toy department and the Christmas department looking on the ground. She had tears in her eyes and was faintly saying something like "Oh no... Oh no" under her breath.
It was very sad. I'm not sure if this was all of her money for Christmas gifts or just some money for groceries... Either way, it is very sad. Since I saw her in the toy department, I assume that she was Christmas shopping for kids.
There's not much I can do now, but I wish I had done something then. We're on a tight budget (like most people, this time of the year), but maybe we could have done something. Even it were just handing her a $20 bill or something.
I hope God helps her find that money or puts her in a position to correct the situation in some way... I pray that we could come in contact with her again. I believe I can spare at least $20.
I don't know her name, but keep her in your prayers.
Have a great Monday,