When we lived in Fort Wayne, Indiana we frequented the Jefferson Pointe Chick-fil-A, Owned/Operated by Jeff H. My parents, my husband and I all went and it felt like "home", everyone on the team treated us like friends. We were so excited when we learned we were pregnant with our first child. Every time we went in the staff wanted an update on the progress of the baby. It wasn't going to be any time at all before my daughter was going to be here and one day without warning, she was gone. 8 months into my pregnancy we lost Callie. When we got home from the hospital a card and flowers were waiting for us, from our friends at Chick-fil-A. That touched our hearts deeply that they would care that much.
We were pregnant soon after with our son. Things went very well until his delivery and he ended up in the NICU for a month. The hospital was so close to Chick-fil-A that the Operator, Jeff, joked that he would just give us a key since we were eating there so often. Once we were able to bring our son home everyone rejoiced with us, and it was only fitting that his first outing was to Chick-fil-A for lunch. Jeff would often come over and carry him around while visiting with other guests.
My husband lost his job a few years later and they sent us coupons saying they didn't want us to have to go without Chick-fil-A. We certainly used those coupons and appreciated their generosity as well as support and encouragement as we sought employment.
My husband received a job and that took us far away from Fort Wayne. We miss our Jefferson Pointe Chick-fil-A. We went back this past Christmas to visit our daughter's grave. It had been 2 years since we had been back, and Jeff remembered us and visited with us, as well as others. I know that it is a restaurant and a business but the support that takes place at Jefferson Pointe Chick-fil-A is unbelievable.
I know I have mentioned Jeff but his wife, Sharon, and Grandpa, Grandma and Aunt Shirley are all amazing.