Grandma Raising Triplets Gets A Special Blessing
Shiela Weisgerber loves to brag about her 3 grandsons: Bentley, Ashton, and Dalton. And while bragging is to be expected from grandparents, you might be shocked to learn that Shiela is more than just grandma. She is also the sole caretaker of these sweet boys. And when two strangers learned this was the case, they had a special blessing for the grandma raising triplets!
Shiela (48) has been looking after the boys since they were just 2 months old.
“At first it was very overwhelming,” she said. “And, at first I thought I bit off more than I could chew.”
Their mother was already a single parent with a toddler when she gave birth to the triplets. It proved to be too much for her.
“She tried to do it, and when the boys were two months, she said she couldn’t do it, so I stepped in and offered to raise the boys,” the grandma raising triplets recalls.
And while raising 3 kids is obviously a huge responsibility, Shiela loves them fiercely. And she’s willing to do whatever it takes to keep her family together.
“I do what I gotta do each day, and it works,” she explains. “They're good little guys.”
An Unexpected Blessing
The precious boys are now 4 years old, and the light of Shiela’s life.
During one of her recent shifts at her job as a bartender, the proud grandma was doing what she does every chance she gets — sharing stories about the triplets! Little did she know, an out-of-town couple at a nearby table were listening in.
The two strangers were clearly touched by Shiela’s willingness to selflessly play the role of both grandma and mom. In fact, they were so moved, they left a special surprise for the grandma raising triplets — a $300 tip along with the handwritten message, “Take care of those boys!”
It was an incredible blessing for the strapped grandma. At first, she just stared at the credit card slip in disbelief. Then she was overcome with emotion.
“I went to the bathroom and I cried,” Shiela said, “and I was blown away because to me that’s a lot of money.”
Uplifting For All
And she wasn’t the only one awed by the unexpected act of kindness. It gave hope to her boss and owner of the bar, Dave Cole Jr., as well.
“The last few months have been really hard with random deaths around here,” Dave explained. “We really needed a boost. This was a godsend. Literally, it made everybody brighten up. You know that there still is good left.”
It’s random acts of kindness like these that encourage us all. What a difference Shiela is making in her grandson’s lives, and it’s wonderful too see this dedicated grandma being blessed. You just never know when God may have placed His angels in our midst!
Be sure to share this incredible story with someone who’s had a special influence in your own life!
“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Hebrews 13:2
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h/t: Little Things