Today my boyfriend and I decided we wanted to do some last minute shopping before we leave for Punta Cana tomorrow, so we decided to hit up the mall. He needed a new bathing suit and I needed…well, nothing. I have a shopping addiction.
When we got into the parking lot we noticed a women driving a mini van full of children park right next to us. We could tell that the women was certainly stressed out, but she kept a smile on her face and joked with her children.
As we were walking around the mall, I kept thinking about how awesome that women was for being so cool and collective in a very stressful situation. She had four children with her, all under the age of 10. On top of that, she went to another very stressful place…the mall!!! STRESSFUL!
After my boyfriend bought himself a new bathing suit, and I bought myself a new outfit (obviously), we made our way out to the car. When we got to his car I asked him for a sheet of paper and a pen and wrote the women a message.
It was short and sweet, but I know that if I received a message like that I would have a smile on my face. Less is more, in my opinion.
If I could, and it wasn’t creepy at all, I would have just went up and given her a big hug. My back up plan was a note on her car.
Not only did I feel for that women, but I thought about my mom being a mother of 5 children. None of us are perfect, and sometimes we give her a hard time, but I know that she wouldn’t change us for the world. We take our loved ones for granted and I believe that every now and again it is always necessary to tell them how much we love them.
So i just have one more thing to say…
All you moms out there, you are wonderful!