After Further Review ... Perhaps you have read this before, but it bears repeating ... Kurtis the stock boy, was busily working at the supermarket, when a new voice came over the loud speaker asking for a carry-out at register 4. Kurtis answered the call. As he approached the check-out stand, he noticed the beauty of the new check-out girl.
After his shift was over, he waited by the time clock to find out her name, and when she punched out, he looked at her card - Brenda. The next day, he waited again and offered her a ride home, which she accepted. When he dropped her off, he asked if maybe he could see her again, outside of work. She said it wasn't possible, and explained she had two children and couldn't afford a sitter. He offered to pay for the sitter. Reluctantly, she accepted his offer for a date for the following Saturday, but when he arrived at her door she said she was unable to go. The sitter had cancelled, to which Kurtis said, "Well, let's take the kids with us."
She tried to explain that taking the children was not an option, but again he wouldn't take no for an answer. Finally Brenda brought him inside to meet her children. She had an older daughter who was just cute as a bug. Then Brenda brought out her son - in a wheelchair. He was born a paraplegic with Down Syndrome.
Kurtis asked Brenda, "I still don't understand why the kids can't come with us?" Brenda was amazed. Most men would run away from a woman with two kids, especially if one had disabilities - just like her husband and father of her children had done. Kurtis had a different mindset. So 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 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. A year later, they were married and Kurtis adopted both of her children. Since then, they have added two more kids.
When you watch Super Bowl XLIII next Sunday, look for Kurtis. He'll be wearing a Cardinals' jersey with #13 and the name "Warner" on the back. Yes, Kurtis is Kurt Warner, starting QB of the Arizona Cardinals!
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