Saturday, January 31, 2009

Kurtis the Stockboy and Brenda the Checkout Girl

So I know this has been going around emails chains a lot recently so many of you have probably already read it...but just in case you don't know who to cheer for'll know my vote after reading this story...

At a supermarket, Kurtis the stock boy, was busily working when a newvoice 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.

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, 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 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 his Cardinals will be playing in the Super Bowl.

Is this a surprise ending or could you have guessed that he was not an ordinary person. It should be noted that he also quarterbacked the Rams in Super BowlXXXVI. He has also been the NLF's Most Valuable Player twice and the SuperBowl's Most Valuable Player. AND THE REST OF THE STORY:Today at church our minister mentioned that when Kurt, his wife and 7children go out to eat he has one of his children pick out a familyeating at the restaurant.

Kurt then tells the wait staff he is pickingup the tab for that family's dinner annonimously.

He remembers the days he was working nights in the grocery store and feeding his family on food stamps.Makes it hard not to root for the Cardinals IN THE SUPER BOWL...doesn't it?

1 comment:

The Moore Family said...

AMEN!!! GO CARDINALS!!!! So I didn't know much about him and wanted to see a picture of him so I googled him and they had the story - Her son is the oldest and was born perfectly normal. His biological father accidentally dropped him on his head. Check out the real story- it is even better than the emailed version.