Tuesday, January 08, 2008

three hearts & a brave lady

Today was one of those days.We were busy at work today, two new window dressings done and a great big order for new shop fittings was placed (yay!!) Then a regular customer came in carrying loads of our bags and bringing a lot of stuff back because her husband had died.

With the age of our customers I'm afraid it does happen but this one got to me. I think because the lady in question was being so brave, one great big sob escaped her as she reached the door on her way out and I was in tears! I never actually met her husband but she shopped for him quite regularly, especially in the run up to Christmas, and all the things she bought back were things I had helped her pick, nice outfits and lots of lovely things, probably a good few hours of her shopping for him, with me.

Sometimes work is hard.

7 comments:

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Life is never easy and sometimes it is just plain hard. Sorry you have had such a tough day. Lucy x

Kitty said...

Oh that's so sad :-( Poor lady - she is indeed very brave.

Those hearts are lovely. x

Picture it in Stitches said...

Loving those hearts - similar to the ones I've been making. Where did you get those gorgeous ribbons?? Sarah x

Suzie Sews said...

Life can be so hard sometimes...

greetingarts said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes. Hugs to you.

picciolo said...

A great big hug to you sisterini, and lots of love xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

driftwood said...

I'm sure your kindness helped her feel a little better. take care x