by dose ib stuffy (cold translator: "my nose is stuffy")
aren't you glad you know that today?
tonight i'm hoping to do some journaling in my "you don't know me" class workbook and spend some time snuggling with shaun and watching gilmore girls. we're finishing up season six, and watching the downloaded eps 1-3 of this season.
again, more info that is SO exciting for you to know.
today i was at the post office with the kiddos, and they were both doing their regular charming of anyone within a five yard radius.
one lady kept talking to me and them, asking their names and ages and all, being really friendly.
right before we left, she told me "congratulations."
it stuck in my head, and as i walked towards my car, i kept mulling over it, thinking about how in this day and age, that's unusual to hear.
sometimes kids are seen as an annoyance- i've heard more than my share of unwanted opinions and advice concerning the closeness in age that my two are.
it struck me as different- nice- heartwarming that someone would take the time to tell me "congratulations" for having two cutie kids.
as i was loading them into my car, the lady came out and started to get into her car, parked next to mine.
she stopped and said, "i haven't told anyone else this, except for my husband and dr., but i'm five weeks pregnant and so nervous."
she went on to explain that she didn't feel different, and that she was really scared about it. i talked to her for a little bit and hopefully gave her some reassurance. man oh man do i remember those scared feelings, remembering the relief i felt at seeing the heartbeat, hearing the heartbeat, throwing up even... knowing it was a good sign.
i don't know why that little exchange happened, but as a Believer in things having a purpose and meaning on this earth, i hope that i was able to encourage her some.