A Dose of Encouragement

I just wanted to extend a thank-you to everyone who’s encouraged me regarding this blog in the last few weeks. I have been wondering about my writing…where it’s going, and whether it’s something I want to continue working on. Without mentioning this fact, I have been the happy recipient of a lot of positive words about my blog in recent days. So if you have encouraged me about my little corner of the web, THANK YOU!

On a related note, yesterday I was able to give some encouragement to a total stranger. I was wrapping up a shopping trip at Kohl’s (I GOT THE 30% OFF COUPON THIS TIME!!) and herding the kids across the parking lot. As we approached the van, Ben was lagging behind and I had to call him out of the way of an approaching minivan. The woman driving the van parked down the row from us and approached me as I was buckling seatbelts and getting everyone settled. I was afraid she might say something about parking lot safety, but instead the conversation went this way:

Nice Lady: Hi, I know you’re busy.

Me: Oh, that’s OK.

Nice Lady: I just wanted to tell you that I have four young boys at home, and I’m pregnant with my fifth boy.

Me: Wow! Congratulations!

Nice Lady: And I wanted to say that I’ve been nervously wondering if I can do it…if I can get out of the house with all five of them. So it’s really nice to see that you can.

Me (now her biggest cheerleader): Oh, yes! You can! You can!

It was a nice way to end a somewhat stressful shopping trip. 🙂 I’m so thankful to God for the kind words of friends and strangers in recent days.

4 thoughts on “A Dose of Encouragement

  1. I hope you don’t worry any more. You’re doing an awesome job and it’s my pleasure to follow your blog and see what you’re up to. God bless,Dorci


  2. Well, this isn’t a recent day, but I do just want to go on the record and say that you are my blogging muse and my mommy-ing inspiration, and, one day, perhaps, if my prayers are answered and my girls get raised right, maybe the other grandmother of my grandchildren.:)


  3. Isn’t it nice when someone comes over and is encouraged by you? I had a similar conversation with a woman, pregnant with her third,…somewhere, lately. And I like reading your blog! ‘though you know my mother-in-law is going to add that it could always use more pictures!


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