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?
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."