For The Love Of Emily
In the mid 1990's, my cousin, Connie, was trying to have another baby. She already had two healthy little boys, but suffered two heartbreaking miscarriages a couple of years after their birth. She began going to a specialist and soon after, became pregnant again and found she was to have a baby girl! How excited we were to hear of the upcoming bundle of joy to be named Emily Ann.
Everything seemed to be running smoothly until a week before Emily was to be born. Connie woke up one morning and didn't feel the baby moving; she thought this was probably normal due to the fact Emily was near her due date. However, she felt uneasy and decided to go to the doctor. The doctor confirmed that Emily had choked on her umbilical cord and had not lived. The news was absolutely devastating to her family but especially to Connie and her husband, Steve. Instead of celebrating the birth of a daughter, they were planning her funeral.
I lived 4 hours from them and because of family obligations I was not able to be with her. I knew she loved Chick-fil-A so I called a local Chick-fil-A in McDonough, GA. I talked to the manager and explained I would like to have food delivered to her house from Chick-fil-A but didn't have a credit card to give for payment. The manager gave me an incredible discount and told me just to send a check when I had time. I was amazed at his trust. Connie said everything was delivered and how nice it was to be thought of in this special way.
I wrote Truett Cathy at Chick-fil-A headquarters and told him about this wonderful manager and how thoughtful he was. I soon received a book, written by Mr. Cathy, with his autograph and a special Bible verse written. For that special act of kindness, I will forever support this wonderful company.