Above & Beyond "My Pleasure"
My brother lives in Clermont, Florida, and often stops at Chick-fil-A on his way to work. His phone connects through a speaker in his car and often he and I are speaking on the phone when he goes through the drive-thru. The same guy is usually working the window. His name is Justin.
Over the past year or so, Justin and I have gotten to "know" each other through this unusual speaker-phone conversation. I knew when his wife gave birth to their son and, through my brother, Justin was aware of the struggles my husband and I were having with our 14 year old daughter. We recently had to place her in a Christian therapeutic boarding school in Texas very far away from us and her family (we live in Florida as well). In July, we got our first chance to visit her out in Texas since her placement in May.
This morning, I happened to be on the phone with my brother again, when he went through the drive thru. Justin did not know I was on the speaker phone and I overheard him ask, "Hey, how was your sister's visit in Texas with her daughter?"
I was awed. It's been weeks since I've said hello to Justin through our unusual way of conversing and I didn't know he was aware of our "struggles." I was moved to tears that he was so aware of our situation and that he made the concerted effort to ask about my family.
To me, that showed a true heart and concern for others and it went way beyond the standard "My Pleasure." In my estimation, his concern and care were, in fact, my pleasure. Thank you Justin and Chick-fil-A!!