"Begin today and write in it your goings and comings, your deepest thoughts, your achievements and your failures, your associations and your triumphs, your impressions and your testimonies. I promise you that if you will keep your journals and records, they will indeed be a source of great inspiration to you, each other, your children, your grand-children and others throughout the generations. Remember, the Savior chastised those who failed to record important events." --President Spencer W. Kimball

June 14, 2011

Good People!

Today I am so happy and grateful for honest people. 

Let me tell you what happened:
Ova and I went to Walmart last night to do a little shopping.  He was the one that was carrying my wallet around (because I didn't take my purse).....we got all the stuff we needed, checked out and headed out to the car.  Ova took the cart full of goods to the driver side of the vehicle and loaded the stuff into the back of the van.  I got into the passenger seat and we left.  That night went on as usual...

This morning as I was getting ready for school, I was looking for my wallet.  I couldn't seem to find it anywhere....Ova told me it was in the van.  We got in the van because Ova was going to drop me off at school and the wallet was no where to be found.  We seriously turned the van inside out looking for it.  As we sat there and retraced our steps we remembered the last time we used it was at Walmart the night before.  I remembered he was the one holding my wallet and I asked him if he grabbed it out of the cart after he unloaded the groceries....he made a face like he was thinking about it....my heart sunk.  That's what had to have happened....we forgot the wallet in the cart in the parking lot of Walmart, the night before.   I immediately called Walmart to see if anyone had turned it in.  No luck.  I was seriously stressing out and honestly, I couldn't pay attention in class because I was so worried about it.  I checked our bank account and nothing had come out so I knew nobody was using it....that comforted me a little, but I was still stressing.  The day went on and I started thinking about all the things I had in there.....my drivers license, my school id, and oh my goodness my social security card and birth certificate were in there too.....(I don't normally have all those items together in my wallet, but I just had to complete another review for my foster daughter and they needed a copy of all my stuff.....I hadn't taken them out of my wallet yet)  Everything a dishonest person needed to steal my identity was in my wallet.....and my wallet was lost.  I prayed over and over begging to be able to find it.  I even cried a little.  After school we went to Walmart just to see if anyone had handed it in.  No luck again. 

That whole day really sucked because I was so worried, and Ova felt so bad.  We drove around and didn't really say anything.  I told Ova we should go to the bank and cancel my cards, and he asked me to please just wait.  He told me he had a feeling we would find it.  I told him if we didn't find it by tonight, the likelyhood of us ever finding it would be slim to none....so tomorrow I would go cancel all my accounts.  He agreed.  I continued worrying that whole day, checking my bank account every couple hours to make sure nobody was using my card.

I had a ton of homework to do so I was in my room on the computer, getting my homework done.  I hear a knock at the door and Ova answered it.  All I could hear was "oh my goodness, thank you so much"  then Ova came into my room and handed me my wallet.  The lady that found it in the cart in the parking lot at Walmart brought it to my house.  She said that she was looking through it trying to find a phone number to call, but she couldn't find one, so she drove to the address on my driver's license.  I cried.  I am so grateful that my prayers were answered and that this honest woman was the one that found my wallet, instead of some dishonest person. 

There still are good people in this crazy world, and I feel blessed!

Lessons learned in this situation:
1- Prayers are answered
2- Carry my own wallet
3- Use my purse, because it's harder to leave something so big behind
4- Don't carry all my important documents in one place!


Heather and Kevin said...

That is so awesome! I love hearing stories like these because I don't think they get told as much as stories with terrible endings...I'm glad everything turned out alright.


Wow what a blessing. So grateful we live in Salt Lake, cause seriously Salt Lake peeps are the BEST!! I'm glad u got everything back :)

Kassie said...

HOW NICE! Ugh, I wish people in Florida were that nice and honest.. Ray lost his wallet and it has been HELL trying to recover things.. I'm so happy you got everything back safe and sound.. that's the worst feeling! I'm with you.. carry your own wallet haha..