He handed it to Shana and me to take down to the beauty salon. We insisted he come with us and he agreed but said the present should come from us not him. We found the young woman and presented her with the computer, explaining about the skype attachment and Michael sat in a chair and watched. This woman was completely overwhelmed and she hugged us both first one and then the other and then the other again, with tears streaming down her face which was illuminated with gratitude and joy.
We were all hugging and crying together in the end with very full hearts. What a privilege it was to give. I can feel the tears again now as I remember that moment. And for that lovely woman an unforgetable one. Michael sat quietly watching, very much a part of it.
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