Friday, May 11, 2012

Blessing #119 - Motherhood Lessons in a Goodwill

Shortly after I found out Collin was going to be a boy, it started, and over the past year, many strangers...keyword STRANGERS.....have made comments like,

Do you want a girl?

Two boys!

You can always try again!

Two boys, that's so sad.

Yes, that last one really happened.  After the stranger in Goodwill said that, I looked at her like she was crazy.  Then she said, "It's so SAD that you can't buy the girls clothes in this store." 

I don't know what it is.  It's not like we are out of the ordinary with 19 kids or something.  It's a normal two kid family, but I guess people have a one boy one girl ideal in their mind. 

A few months ago, I was in Goodwill (again) an older woman walked by, and said, "Oh, you must be a very loved woman."  I looked up at her and could not help the ginormous smile across my face as I answered, "Yes, I am!" She went on, "No one loves quite like little boys can." 

I have no idea who she was.  I never even got her name, or the story of how she got her unique perspective. 

Just a few lines, but months later, I am still thinking of the words of this stranger.  I think of them on my toughest days, when I lose my perspective...

"You must be a very loved woman. No one loves quite like little boys can."

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