I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. I Samuel 1:27

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

My Encounter at the Mall

We are all talking about how we handle things when we take our kids out in "public." If any of you have been reading this blog lately, you will know that I almost had an encounter at Wal-Mart. Here's my latest.

Yesterday, when we were at the mall with the whole crew, we took a break and let the kids play on the playground at the mall. I was sitting on a bench with Alex. (he was still in his carrier) Two moms with strollers and two little girls came up to the bench next to me. Both girls were precious, but I was particularly drawn to the one little girl.

She was a petite little peanut, and I could tell right away that she had to be from Guatemala. You know how cute our little ones are! I didn't say anything to the mom, because I didn't want to be one of "those people" - and what if I was wrong!! So, instead, I just stared at her kid!! :)

I eventually got Alex out of his carrier and had him on my lap. I could feel the mom of the precious one looking at me and Alex. She eventually came up to me and said, "Is he from Guatemala?" I said, "Yes, and your daughter is also, isn't she." She laughed, I laughed, we exchanged the important information (how old? when did she/he come home? who was your agency?) and then she was off to chase her daughter down.

I love it - and I love seeing more Guatemalan beauties!


Anonymous said...

I too had the Mall experience - The other Mom and I both teared up at the same time - maybe it was a combination of the Christmas lights and decorations everywhere and the GORGEOUS gifts from Guatemala we have all been given. It is hard to hold all that in sometimes - isn't it??


Crystal said...

What a Blessing!!!:o)--I do this too!!!-The play area of the mall-- seems to have so many adopted kids!!!!--Hey Thank you for my comment about PGN!!!--Things are looking better!!! Thank you!!!!

Ana's Mama said...

So Cool! I do think Guatemalan children are beautiful!!!

Lori said...

That is a great encounter!! Those are fun, awkward at times, but turn out for the best! It's fun to find someone else with the similiar story/journey.

The Trace said...

What a nice story. It's nice to hear that your encounters have been so positive!

Tricia said...

OH, I CANNOT WAIT TO take Sofia to the mall or the grocery store of ANYWHERE when she comes home! :)