The other day we were at the store with all 4 kids. It wasn't just any store, it was Costco and it was way too close to Christmas. To say that there were a lot of people there would be an understatement. It was jam packed!! It wouldn't have been a big deal, or even worth mentioning except for the fact that 75% of my children were crying/whining/begging for something/complaining because they weren't getting it. I love it when they are like that. I wish I could said that I took it as an opportunity to recognize them as a blessing, but I'd be lying.
I was trying very hard to have a conversation with my husband about whether or not to buy a GPS (no we still don't have one), but I couldn't even hear him becuase my little beauties were being so awesome. Do I even need to mention all of the comments from bystanders about how horrid my kids were and what great parents we weren't? Of course not. We'll just leave that part out.
Then this old couple walked by. The grandma (she must have been a grandma because she wasn't shooting me dirty looks) said, "Aren't you lucky to have so many kids?" I shot her the "Are you serious?" look and she winked at me and said, "Of course you are! You have music wherever you go!" That was all it took! I immediately started laughing which made my kids stop crying/whining/begging/complaining and laugh too. They had no idea what they were laughing at, but it didn't matter. We were in the middle of Costco laughing about how blessed we are to be a family and my heart was full to overflowing. All I can say is bless her. Bless her for being kind and genuine to a perfect stranger in need. I hope I can be more like her when I grow up.