Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Excuse Me, Can I Have Your Kids? Thank You.

Yesterday as I was standing in the checkout line at Target, I was behind a mom with 2 preteen children. I normally stick to myself and try not to eavesdrop (oh, who am I kidding, I am the most opinionated person out there, so ofcourse I am going to watch and develop an opinion of ALL around me!). This lady acted SO put out with her kids. I mean, the rolling of the eyes, the whole "you guys are killing me" and "you're driving me crazy" (yes, she really did say both of those things, and yes it was loud enough for the entire store to hear... no lie). I looked down at Brayden who was content in his car seat, smiling and cooing at me and wondered if I would ever bring myself to say those words to him. I hope not. If I learned one thing through trying to get pregnant, it was that this little life is a gift greater than I deserve. I also thought about my friend Rebecca's blog post about cherishing every moment that we have with our children as our gift to her. I then thought of my friend Crystal, who has been a sweet friend to me during the months of my struggles with getting pregnant. I wanted to go up to this lady and say "Excuse me, but I noticed that you seem to be able to let everyone know how unhappy you are with your children right now, and I happen know 2 women who would love to have them. Let me take them to someone who deserves them a bit more than you... Thanks!" Were it that easy, I just might have done it. And no, there's really no huge point in this post, other than for me to vent for a bit because sometimes I just get so frustrated by the fact that God gives children to people who just don't seem to care, and takes away children from people who would (in my opinion) be some of the best parents in the world. It's just not fair, and I just needed to get that off of my chest.

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