Who knew that WAL-MART on Dec.23 could be such a BLESSING?
Going to Wal-Mart is not a MOM-friendly experience.
For ME anyway..
(Although – My husband has an UN-canny knack for getting thru Wal-mart with 4 kids…with NO STRESS! All the while saying to me, “You need to quit STRESSING OUT!” UUUggghhhh!!!! )
I know ….. CRAZY!!!
On Dec.23 we went to wal-mart.
I was making my way thru the isles with 4 kids in one of those carts that LOOKS kid friendly…BUT REALLY- It is actually HARDER to maneuver than a REGULAR cart
a man came up to me and said:
“Excuse me… I have been watching your family for 10 years on the beach and I just wanted to tell you that your family is AMAZING. I have watched you all and your kids are so well behaved. I am a school teacher and I just wanted to tell you that you and your husband are doing a GREAT job!”
I looked around for some SUPER-MOM standing behind me.
NOPE…He was talking to ME!!!!
What a great compliment in the midst of such WAL-MART CHAOS!!!
I GRACIOUSLY told the man thank you and went about our way.
I walked away thinking about how SOMETIMES ..
In the midst of Chaos…
I can lose sight of how TRULY MAGICAL my family is.
As if to RECONFIRM what I was TOLD…
I WATCHED SILENTLY AS THIS HAPPENED:
We were going thru the check out and the 3 youngest kids had already spent their money that they had($1)
Zeek was going to buy candy with his money.
He had $1 + $3 he had SAVED.
the other kids started saying that THEY wanted Candy also.
Without HESITATION…AT ALL
“ Hey guys…Since you have already spent YOUR money, Pick out the candy that YOU WANT and I’ll buy it for you!”
What an AMAZING SHOW of LOVE and GRACIOUSNESS!!!!
Like I said……WHO KNEW?????
What a blessing!!!!