Yesterday I was having one of those mornings and everything seemed to go wrong. I wasn’t feeling great, starting with a cold and not really feeling energetic enough to face the day. Lucas was running round like a whirlwind one minute then would switch and start crying at me when I gave him the wrong cup or moved his car off the table. The twins were grumpy and teething. I got them ready for the school run early because I knew I needed to get out out the house. Boo cried the whole time I was getting them ready and Lucas kept running around when I was trying to get his coat on. I stepped out the house with gritted teeth trying not to lose my temper.
I felt better in the fresh air, the twins were settled in the pushchair and Lucas was skipping along next to me. As I walked along an elderly couple moved to one side to let me past with my troop, I thanked them then the lady stopped me to look in the pushchair. She looked at the boys and Lucas and said to me what I lovely family I had; I thanked her always grateful for something other than ‘you’ve got your hands full.’ Before she moved on she looked into my eyes, patted my hand and said .’you’re so lucky’ I grinned at her like a loon then walked on trying not to cry, she might not know it but she completely made my day.
After a crappy morning I was just thinking about getting home and feeling sorry for myself with a brew. When days start off badly it’s so easy to just write the whole day off and do enough to just get through it. Instead I came home and spent a lovely afternoon with Boo and Bear, just playing and watching them cause mayhem. I got some warm juice, a snack and a blanket ready for Lucas coming home and loved his big smile as he came in and saw them. I enjoyed having all my boys cosy and warm while the weather raged outside. So, I am feeling thankful for a lady who reminded me of something I already knew, she might not know how badly I needed to hear that yesterday but I certainly am grateful. Sometimes the kindess of strangers in wonderful. I truly appreciate how lucky I am to have these three beautiful boys and on the difficult days it is even more important to remember that.