Monday, November 19, 2007

Kindness isn't dead!

I was all prepared to blog today about how down in the dumps I've been feeling lately. How my kids are driving me absolutely nuts. How one of my husband's close friend's marriages is crumbling. And, how having to hear about said crumbling marriage day-in and day-out is really starting to weigh on my husband. It also reminds me why, exactly, I really don't care for a lot of the military wives I come in contact with. And, how much I miss my husband...especially this time of year. There's just been so much yuckiness lately.

Then, lo and behold, the random act of kindess bestowed upon me by a complete stranger, completely changed my mood. There I was, standing in the parking lot of the post office, struggling with 2 gigantic boxes to mail to Bryan, and a stroller to boot. I had no idea how I was going to get all of that crap inside, and was just getting ready to stuff the larger box back in the car, and resign myself to the fact that I was going to have to stand in the dreaded post office line TWICE to get both of the boxes mailed out. Then, this older woman approached me, and asked if she could carry my boxes inside for me. Wha? I can't tell you how many times in the last few weeks I have struggled through doorways with a stroller, a walking 3 year old, and myself. And, people have just stood there and stared. Looked me in the eye, and done nothing to help. No opening doors. Nothing. And, here was this woman that was carrying my boxes inside for me. And, although I know she'll never read this, to her I say thank you, thank you, thank you...a thousand times thank you! You have no idea how much that meant to me, and how it was all I could do to choke back the tears to thank you. You have restored my faith in humanity...even if only for today.

I don't have any craftiness to share (yet again). I'm just busy putting finishing touches on a lot of projects. I haven't touched a scrapbook LO in weeks. So, to that end, I'm going to set aside the Christmas gift projects tonight and have a little me time. I'm just going to scrap 'til I can't keep my eyes open! And, hopefully, I'll come out the other end with some paper pretties to share tomorrow. In the meantime, I'll share my little ones' Christmas pictures.



And, my little man. Doesn't he look like, well a little man?



And, my beautiful little girl...



Well, I'm off to watch I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. I love me some Adam Sandler, and I need a good laugh!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

The kiddos are as adorable as ever. I'm glad you got some random kindness today. Everyone needs a little boost now & then to remind us we're not alone. Your story reminded me of the helping hand I once received from a good samaritan and it put me more in the holiday spirit. Thanks!
~k

dani j. said...

such sweet photos! so kind of that woman to help you, whenever I have an ebay bundle of multiple packages to ship, I always dread the darned line!!

I'm with you on the scrapbooking, I feel like I haven't really done a layout for me in sooo long!

Jessica said...

AH! HOW CUTE ARE YOUR KIDS?! I so need to do portraits, but I don't know anywhere around here, so I'm going to end up doing them myself.

I can TOTALLY relate on the inhumanity of humanity lately. i remember struggling with a HUGE DOUBLE STROLLER and no one opening doors for me. Or what worse? When people park over the line and you can open your kids door enough to get them inside, much less have room to stand there and strap them in. That makes me want to go beserk!!

I hope things pick up. How much longer on the deployment?

Boriquaz said...

It's a hard life out there when no one really wants to help anyone anymore. It's a greediness that's contagious, but sometimes y ou meet that one person that just surprises you with something nice. I love moments like that.

How did u like the movie? I thought it was halarious, there was one part my younger brother couldn't stop laughing, I thought he was going to fall to the floor he was laughing so hard lol. Good movie.

Michelle said...

I'm glad that you got help form a stranger. That always makes me happy too. Your kids are adorable and thsoe photos are so sweet. Hope you got lots of scrapping done. :)

Melonie said...

OMG Holly! The pictures are beautiful!!! LOVE Hazel's dress!! So glad somebody stopped to make your day a little better.
Love me some Adam Sandler and Kevin James and I'll bet together they are hysterical. SO need to rent Chuck and Larry. Have a good day!

Marie said...

Awww that was sooo nice of that lady!!!!!! Im sorry its rough this time of year to be away from the man we love! I feel sad for you. Dont let other ppls drama drag u down....I totally feel ur pain about the kids driving u nuts!


I hope u have a wonderful day on thanksgiving tho. And the lil man is adorable!

I want to see that movie soooo bad! Love me some adam too!

Tina said...

guess what I'm eating??? I had to stop by the Sushi Spot for the Deana roll. I've been craving it since the last time we were there.

Luka looks like quite the distinguished gentleman and Hazel is ofcourse a cutie pie.

Michelle said...

...your kidlins are adorable! Such cute pictures! And what did you think of Chuck and Larry? I was dying to see it this weekend and finally rented it...=) happy me! Can't wait to see the scrappy stuff you do just for you! Have fun!

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Zoe said...

your kiddos are adorable. i was thinking of you today while i was buying out gymboree...i know how nice it is to have someone help you when you are struggling with kids and packages or ect. i'm glad she made your day!!!

mushroommeadows said...

I'm so glad someone helped you!!!

Your children are ADORABLE! :)