Mother’s Day, 2009. I’m sitting in an out-of-town IHOP. My only breakfast companions are my three-year-old and my very pregnant belly. An elderly couple leaving the restaurant stops at my table and wishes me a Happy Mother’s Day, and they were just the first ones. At least five random strangers took a couple seconds out of their day to give me a smile and some kind words.
None of them had any idea of the very rough times I was going through, but even without knowing they helped me through it. So thank you and Happy Mother’s Day to all the strangers out there.
Photo Credit, David Niblack, Imagebase.net.