Stranger Steps In To Help Wife Whose Marine Husband Is Deployed
Cailyn Finkel 6/9/2017
Being the spouse of someone in the military is harder than you think. Not only do you have to live without your best friend, but you also have to take care of the house, children and day-to-day responsibilities all by yourself.
This is the tough reality that Casey and Austin Carpenter have to face.
Austin is a Squad Leader for the United States Marine Corps and is deployed in Japan - this means Casey is left back in Ohio to tend to their beautiful baby boy and handle everything else.
Some days without Austin around are a breeze and others are hard for Casey. But, during a recent grocery trip, one kind stranger stepped in to show their support.
Casey shared what happened with the Love What Matters Facebook page:
"I went to Kroger tonight wearing one of my husband's sweatshirts. [When] I got in line to check out and the man in front of me asked if the sweatshirt was mine. I said 'oh no, it's my husband's.'
It caught me pretty off guard, to say the least. He then asked if Austin was with me so he could say thank you and I just said 'thank you, but unfortunately, he's deployed right now.'"
Facebook/Love What Matters
"The man then, without hesitation started putting my groceries up on the belt with his and told me he was paying for my groceries tonight. I was speechless. The only thing I could get out was, 'oh my gosh, are you sure, thank you so much' almost a dozen times.
He said, 'that place over there almost took me away from my wife and my four kids. Promise you'll stay true and honest to him while he's gone and love him like you've never loved him before when he gets home.'
I'm still in shock over an hour later. There's still so much good in the world and we need to start focusing on that rather than focusing on all the bad."
Unfortunately, life without Austin by her side can be challenging! But this heartwarming moment eased the pain, even if only for a moment!
Everyone knows the sacrifice the Carpenters are giving to ensure the safety of our freedom!
Have you ever stepped in to help a military family? If so, share your story in the Facebook comments section!
Sources: Facebook/Love What Matters