We were at Target last night. A simple trip to buy Grant some swimming trunks. We passed a lady pushing her little boy around in the big red buggy. He was precious – eating the dollar combo of popcorn and a soda, surrounded by all of her groceries in the back of the buggy. With desperation and sorrow she looked at me and said, "Three boys?". "Yep!" I replied. She said, "I had a little girl first. Sweet, little, easy. Then I had him. He is big and just wears me out. Good luck." Wow. I wanted to tell her that I bet his ears work, but I didn't. You know, I get this a LOT. People looking at me with pity because I have been BLESSED with three amazing little boys. I wish I had my wits about me to respond with something clever or recite Psalm 127:3 "Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from Him." Or maybe I should have told her, "I am just a fruitful vine within my house, my sons will be like olive shoots around my table." 🙂 Psalm 128:3 but she would have really thought I was crazy. Anyway, I am so thankful in those moments for my boys. They are so awesome and altough they do fray my nerves at times it is NOT because they are all boys. It is because they are children. Raising three is hard, but it is equally amazing. So here's a shout out to all the moms today who are tired or feeling defeated…what a blessing our children are! They are God's reward to you! I always say that having children is more about my refinement than theirs. Thank you Lord for my three boys. Thank you for making me more like your Son because of them. Happy child-rearing!
The Target Lady