12.26.2010

The First Date

Wednesday evening I was in the kitchen, baking, talking on the phone, tending my nieces and nephews, and being busy. The doorbell rang for the umpteenth time. Baby ran to answer it. (His cousins asked why he gets to answer the door all the time? Cuz he's fastest I told them.) He ran in the kitchen, "Someone's at the door for you Mom."

I got off the phone and went to the door expecting another neighbor. It wasn't. It was a young, pretty, girl. She was holding a few things.

"Hi," I said.

"Hi. I'm one of Calvin's good friends. We always talked about going on our first date together, just going to the movies and having fun." She was tearing up and I had started to tear up too. I gave her a quick hug. "I wanted to bring you this stuff since I can't go on a date with him. I think about him a lot and he was a great kid." She handed me a movie, popcorn, and a 2-liter of Coke.

I was crying by this time. I gave her another big hug and thanked her profusely. I was amazed. Every day I am reminded that Calvin had some incredible, wonderful friends.

7 comments:

Lonita said...

That is so sweet - made me tear up, too. Calvin definitely had some amazing friends!

Dbj said...

Donna, How wonderful that must had been. He touched so many hearts!! What a proud mother you must be to know you have a son that so many people liked, and Loved. You and Chris are such awesome people.

Urban Parks said...

One more testament to the young man Calvin was and how he touched so many people's lives. His example keeps living on through others. At times it may not feel like a blessing, but these are the experiences and memories that will keep Calvin's memory alive beyond the family. He was and is such a special young man.

Urban Parks said...

And yes, I had tears too.

sally said...

That is just so wonderful and sweet. The courage that girl must of had to come and tell you the story and also buy popcorn and soda. He definitely made good friends and shared the love he had for life with everyone.

Midwestern Gone Idahoan said...

Donna,
Yea, it made me cry too! I have been thinking about Calvin a lot because of Christmas and his Birthday! I love you!

denverallens said...

What a good sweet girl. It must have been hard to come to your house and do that. I'm so glad she did though. It made me smile and it made you happy. Love you!