Give A Lift To A New Mom!
--by cabbage, posted May 16, 2008
This story happened years ago, but the kind words of a stranger still linger in the back of my mind and I try to "pay it forward" to other moms (and dads!) that I encounter.
I was in a doctor's office with my very active two-year-old waiting for my turn. We were reading story after story together, giggling and flipping the pages, and just having a great time. This went on for quite a while as I had to wait, and wait.
After some time an older woman who had also been waiting came to me and said, "Dear, you are just so patient with him and you are such a good mother." I smiled and said thanks and she left the office. Actually, I'm sure I had tears in my eyes after she left.
I cannot tell you how much her words meant to me on that day and for days afterwards. As a "new" mother it was just such an amazing gift to feel like maybe I was doing something right! Whenever you see a young mom please help out, even if it's just a kind word. It means more than you'll ever know.
Yeah, I can just imagine how happy you must have been and thank you for passing it on!
I absolutely agree...being kind on the bad days (frustrated mom with kids mid-meltdown...we've all been there too)
is JUST as important! Again, airports during this holiday travel time are a perfect place to practice this idea!