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Old 01-22-2009, 05:14 PM
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The story of "The stock boy and the checkout girl".

Kurtis the stock-boy at a large grocery store was busily working when a new voice came over the loud speaker asking for a carry-out on register 4. Kurtis answered the call and as he approached the check-out stand her sweet smile caught his eye - the new check-out girl was beautiful. She was older (26, and he was only 22), but he fell in love at first sight. After his shift he waited by the punch clock to find out her name. She came in, smiled warmly, punched out and then quickly left. He looked at her card - BRENDA - and then walked outside only to see her in the distance walking down the road. The next day he waited as she left the supermarket and he offered her a ride home. He looked harmless enough so she accepted, but when he dropped her off and asked if maybe he could see her again outside of work she simply said it wasn't possible.

He persisted, but she explained that she had two small children and could not afford a baby-sitter. Refusing to take no for an answer Kurtis offered to pay for the baby-sitter and she reluctantly accepted his offer for a date for the following weekend. On Saturday night he arrived at her door only to discover she was unable to go - the baby-sitter had called and canceled on short notice. Kurtis simply replied, "Well, let's take the kids with us." She tried to explain that taking the children would be too much trouble, but again he insisted. Finally Brenda brought him inside to meet her children - Kurtis found her daughter to be as precious as a little girl could be. Then Kurtis was introduced to her son who was strapped in a wheelchair - her son was born a paraplegic with Down Syndrome.

Kurtis then responded, "I still don't understand why the kids can't come with us?" Brenda was amazed. As her former husband and the father of her children had done, she fully expected Kurtis to run away from a women with two kids, especially when one had extreme disabilities. Kurtis was not ordinary - he had a different mindset, a different spirit. 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 Kurtis gladly 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. A year later they were married and Kurtis adopted both of her children. Since then they have added two more children.

So 15 years later, where are Kurtis the stock-boy and Brenda the check-out girl? Well, Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Warner now live in Arizona where he is currently the quarterback of the NFL Champion Arizona Cardinals, and on February 1 will lead them onto the field in the Super Bowl. Is this a surprise ending, or could you have guessed that Kurt was not just a special person, but a devout believer in Jesus Christ with a strong trusting faith?

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Old 01-23-2009, 10:52 AM
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Cool story... I knew that Kurt Warner bagged groceries for awhile between football stints but didnt know all the family life stuff.. Good stuff..
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:34 PM
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Some friends of mine have a son the same way. He is their son, the father didn't marry into it. I have seen first hand what a burden (if that's the right word to use) a child in that situation can be. That story tells volumes of that guys character.
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