This might seem to be practically a nothing about nothing post… but, there really is something: loving concern for mothers and babies and new parents. Wes snapped this pic in Canada… and I told him I wish this were prevalent here in the States. I wish even the ‘thought’ was prevalent… the respect and admiration for those who are carrying or caring for precious bundles of love!
We had the sweet privilege of having a young mother of many here with us this weekend. And I watched as she lovingly and seemingly tirelessly cared for her newborn. So much to do… busy, lifting, wrapping, tucking, comforting… loving the baby. I observe the mama’s at the market… managing the load of groceries, laundry, children, schedules, diapers, traffic, laundry and dinner. And more laundry. All in a day’s work.
Being mindful of all of this, I more and more work to look for ways to be of help — even just holding the baby is a help to a mama. And setting aside that parking space to ease the mother’s workload? Ah….. that’s big help!
So, maybe the next time you’re at Costco and you spot that wow-what-a-perfect-spot parking space right near the door and you see in the other car a mama with children and you’re vying for that space… go ahead: let her have the space. Think of it as reserved parking for an elite group. Even if she didn’t have her turn signal blinking. Wave her in… Especially if it’s raining.