Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Superbowl Story...

This is a quick Super Bowl story I received from my dear friend, Cathy.
It's inspirational. Thanks, Cathy!

In a supermarket, Kurtis the stock boy was busily working when a
new voice came over the loud speaker asking for a carry out at
register #4.

Kurtis was almost finished, and wanted to get some fresh air, and
decided to answer the call. As he approached the check-out stand a
distant smile caught his eye, the new check-out girl was beautiful.

She was an older woman (maybe 26 and he was only 22) and he fell
in love.

Later that day, after his shift was over, he waited by the punch
clock to find out her name. She came into the break room, smiled
softly at him, took her card and punched out, then left. He looked
at her card, BRENDA. He walked out only to see her start walking up
the road.

The next day, he waited outside as she left the supermarket, and
offered her a ride home. He looked harmless enough, and she
accepted. When he dropped her off, he asked if maybe he could see
her again, outside of work. She simply said it wasn't possible. He
pressed and she explained she had two children and she couldn't
afford a baby-sitter, so he offered to pay for the baby-sitter.

Reluctantly she accepted his offer for a date for the following
Saturday. That Saturday night he arrived at her door only to have
her tell him that she was unable to go with him. The baby-sitter
had called and canceled. To which Kurtis simply said, "Well, let's
take the kids with us."

She tried to explain that taking the children was not an option,
but again not taking no for an answer, he pressed. Finally Brenda
brought him inside to meet her children. She had an older daughter
who was just as cute as a bug, Kurtis thought, and then Brenda
brought out her son, in a wheelchair. He was born a paraplegic
with Down Syndrome.

Kurtis asked Brenda, "I still don't understand why the kids can't
come with us?"

Brenda was amazed. Most men would run away from a woman with
two kids, especially if one had disabilities - just like her first
husband and father of her children had done. Kurtis was not
ordinary - he had a different mindset.

That evening Kurtis and Brenda loaded up the kids, went to dinner
and the movies. When her son needed anything Kurtis would take care
of him.

When he needed to use the restroom, he picked him up out of his
wheelchair, took him and brought him back. The kids loved Kurtis.

At the end of the evening, Brenda knew this was the man she was
going to marry and spend the rest of her life with.

A year later, they were married and Kurtis adopted both of her
children. Since then they have added two more kids.

So what happened to Kurtis the stock boy at a grocery store in
Cedar Falls/Waterloo, IA and Brenda the check-out girl?

Well, Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Warner now live in Arizona, where he is
currently employed as the quarterback of the National Football
League Arizona Cardinals and will play later TODAY against the
Pittsburgh Steelers, in SUPER BOWL XLIII.

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