Even with all the things they have to do around the house, parents, especially moms, should make sure their kids have quality time, which includes learning new things, exploring, having fun, and eating well.
After running around all day, a family decided to go to Cracker Barrel for a nice dinner. But we already know that things don’t always go as planned when we’re with kids.
Now, the story of how they went to the restaurant has gone viral, and people are praising the waitress for being so kind and caring.
Ian, Jamie Matthew Heustes’s son, has autism, and he says that sometimes things are hard, especially when they are away from home. Jamie often tells her friends how she handles Ian’s behavior when he loses it in public.
This time, Ian had karate class, and they also went to Walmart.
Chris, Jamie’s husband, took Ian out to eat, and they were about to go home when the waitress came over to see if they wanted to order anything. Jamie says, “That was probably the fifth time out of six that he came over to the table.”
Just then, Jamie started crying and told a waitress named Kailyn that she was having a hard day and that most of her days were pretty boring.
Kailyn seemed to know just what to say or do to make this mom feel better. Jamie said:
“After about 15 minutes, my server brings my dinner bag out. She gave me a smile and told me that my dinner was taken care of and that I didn’t have to pay.
I began to cry again.
I asked her if she was sure, and she told me not to worry because she had taken care of it.
I cried on my way out, and the customers and other employees probably thought I was crazy.”
This kind waitress went above and beyond when she wrote something really nice on a note and put it on a paper bag. A note that gave hope and inspiration said:
“Your kid is awesome.” Mom, be strong. Don’t drop your head. You’re doing a really good job. Goodnight. Kaylin is your server.”
Kayla’s boss heard about her kind gesture and how she was going to pay for the family dinner with her own money, so he paid the bill himself.
“She left me words that I needed to hear and that I think every mother needs to hear.” Their kindness and care were noticed…
My note from Kailyn is now hanging on my fridge, so I can look at it when I need a reminder of how kind people can be.
This lovely story is a good reminder that sometimes, all it takes to make someone’s day is a few kind words.