Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Thank you Bagel Shop Lady


I was at the bagel shop the other day with all three kids and my belly (for those who don't know, i watch the most amazing little girl three days a week. Her name is Elizabeth and she's right in the middle of Josiah and Halee. So when I have all three of them it sometimes looks to others like I have triplets!!). Anyways As I was standing in line I heard the lady behind me mumble (rather loudly) to herself "Have you ever heard of birth control?" I turned around and realized by the not so kind look on her face that her comment was aimed towards me.

I didn't say anything to her but ever since I left the bagel shop I haven't been able to stop thinking about it...
For some reason her comment made me kinda sad... but then today I was sitting on the floor folding laundry and Halee came up to me and asked me to tickle her... I pulled her into my lap and started to tickle her and then I began to hear the best belly laugh ever!!! Then my heart got sad for that lady... who made that comment... in the bagel shop... because not a day goes by that i don't get to hear a belly laugh. And not a day goes by that I don't get to hear little voices say "I wuv ewe mommy." And not a day goes by that I don't get to hear my innocent children talk to God like their already best friends. Not a day goes by that my son doesn't remind me, "I love my Papa, Mommy. I love my sister, Mommy. I kiss her and I hug her. I love my sister." Not a day goes by that I don't get to witness the sweet joy that my children have as they play together. Not a day goes by that I don't get to look at my children's faces and watch them as they try to process new ideas and concepts. Not a day goes by that i don't get to watch the little people in my life discover their world...

And blessing on top of blessing... Not a day goes by that I am not asking my Savior for guidance and wisdom in caring for my kids... And if I have to ask God for things then that means that I have to go into his presence... And if I have to go into his presence then I am one BLESSED woman because there is no better place on earth than to be in the presence of a God who loves me and wants to draw me close to himself!
Thank you bagel shop lady for reminding me of how much the Lord has blessed my life and blessed my belly with lots of babies :) I am SO GRATEFUL!!!!