A FAMILY REUNION
ST. ANDREWS JOSHUA ATKINS EMPLOYEE
January 2018 was the first time I had seen my mother and younger sister in six years. They both saved up and bought plane tickets from Baltimore to come see me. It was such an amazing and wonderful time full of laughs and good memories, and I was very sad to see them leave, especially since my wife was seven months pregnant, and I wasn’t sure when we would see each other again. A couple weeks later, my manager took me to lunch, and I told her of the wonderful visit from my family, sharing how I was hopeful in seeing them soon but mourning the impossibility of it because of our financial situation. On my birthday, my manager called me on the radio to come to the office for a “meeting”, and I walked in to them singing happy birthday.
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On the counter were two envelopes. One was my birthday card, and the other was an amazing surprise. They had WOW-EE’d me by purchasing plane tickets for my mom and sister to visit us after our baby was born. How amazing is that? I did not know how to respond because I was overjoyed. My beautiful angel daughter, Meadow, was born, and my family came to visit my little bundle of perfection; they fell immediately in love with her. It was an amazing time, having my family there to see and hold Meadow. I am forever grateful to my entire property staff for planning this and surprising us; I cannot be happier and more blessed.
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