Life is made up of moments.
Some memorable, some not so memorable. Some life altering, some pass by without us ever noticing.
I have had a handful of moments in life that changed the course of my story. Like the first time I saw Trey. I will never forget how just seeing him made me feel.
Some moments are expected to change you and you can prepare for it...like the birth of your child or your wedding day or the day you achieve a goal that you have been working so hard to achieve.
Sometimes little acts from people you love change you in a very unexpected moment.
A couple of months ago I was sitting at a table at Hoboken with my mom and grandpa. We were just talking about normal things. Then my Pop fetched a piece of scrap paper and he scribbled “ May 1, 2014. This place (Hoboken) has added years to my life.”
At that moment my story changed. The things that I will tell my children to work for changed. My idea for what motivates me changed.
You see my grandpa was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease about 3 years ago. At that point Trey and I talked about it and we decided that we had to get Hoboken open as quickly as possible because I needed him to see it. I NEEDED it. Up until this point we had done everything very slowly so we took out a loan that would help us get the last things that we needed and we opened. He has been in there almost every morning since we opened. Turned out he needed Hoboken just as much as I needed him to see it.
I don’t know the route that that silly little coffee house will take but I do know that even though we spent so many days, weeks and years planning and saving, it could close tomorrow and my heart would be full because my grandpa decided to share what it had done for him.
It was all worth it.
Thanks Pop for investing so much love into your family and community. Thanks for encouraging and believing (sometimes doubting...the right amount) to keep people motivated.
When I was little girl I was sitting in the church that I grew up in and it was a day that we had a guest preacher. His name was Paul Box and he said something like “if people do something to change you, tell them.”
If you share it with them, you may just change their life without even knowing it.
Posted on Wed, July 16, 2014
by Mallory Woods