It was a normal Friday night for our family. We went through the typical "Where do you want to eat?" conversation and finally ended up at one of our go-to places: Texas Roadhouse. What happened while we were eating was not on the menu though.

I have a hat on pretty much all day, every day right now. It is winter. It is Minnesota. And, keeping my hat on means that I don't really have to care what my hair looks like.  ;)  This also means that I broke some sort of society rule when I kept my hat on when I was eating at Texas Roadhouse.  (sorry...but I was cold)

The kid and hubby were eating peanuts and I was eating my salad when a woman came to our table. She didn't have the dancing boots or "I love my job" t-shirt that the staff was wearing, so I really had no idea who she was.  What she said to me next is something I will never forget...

Thank you for buying that hat.

I let her know that my hubby was the one that actually bought me my "Love Your Melon" hat for my birthday. She then went on to thank my husband as well.

Her conversation with us was short and sweet but ended with her telling us that she had a child who had cancer and she is so thankful for those who help by purchasing items that give back to the cause.

To the random and very nice woman who came up to me at Texas Roadhouse, I didn't catch your name but just know, I felt your words and your heart. What I didn't tell you, is that I would buy 1,000 hats if I had the money. Watching two siblings fight leukemia, a father fight multiple cancer types, and having worked and met over 100 cancer survivors in our area through the LIVESTRONG program ... a cure needs to happen.

Thank you for being a brave mom and stopping by my table on Friday night.

- Jessica Williams

Want to join the cause and buy a hat?  A few places that I found on the Love Your Melon website in Rochester include TerraLoco, Mayo Clinic Gift Shop, Hers, Methodist Campus Gift Shop, Rochester Athletic Club, and Ashley's Card & Gift.