About midway through my pregnancy with Little Man, I drove about three hours to see one of my best friends in the whole world. She was pregnant too! We had been friends since first grade and our excitement at having children born around the same time was overwhelming. She was having a girl and I was having a boy and they were, obviously, going to marry someday.
Her sister and I were throwing her a shower and I had spent a messy two days preparing a cake (pictured below, in case you wanted to see kind of cake could possibly take that long!).
On the way to the shower, my friend and I stopped at a local grocery store to relieve our bladders (duh!) and so I could sneak off and grab a few things we still needed for the shower.
As I made a bee line down the aisle on my mission, this little voice said, “Hi!”. It caught me completely off guard. I stopped and looked up to see this beaming toddler boy sitting in the grocery cart his dad was pushing. I remember he was wearing a helmet too, which made him even more adorable.
Following that encounter, I walked to the front of the store, where I met back up with my friend, and I told her about the little boy. I said, “I hope my little boy is that joyful and sweet!”
Today, Little Man and I went to the store to grab a few things. As I unloaded our groceries into the trunk, a woman, probably on her way home from work and clearly on a mission, walked by. Little Man, quite the charmer, tried to hand her one of his goldfish. This, unfortunately, did not catch her attention, which, I must say, did break my heart a little. I finished loading up the car, put the cart away, and walked to the side of the car to put him in just in time for her to pull out. I waited for her to get far enough out before opening my door. Little Man, sensing his captive audience, gave her an enormous smile and waved with all his might. I glanced up to see a her smiling face as she waved back at my little ladies man.
Looks like God was listening. 🙂