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!