Yesterday evening I took my son to Chic-fil-A on our way home from the park. We went to the restaurant, ordered our food, sat down then crunch! His little fingers went through the styrofoam cup. Lemonade went everywhere! Nice, right?!? We have all been there—hands full, trying to buckle high chairs, holding on to a purse, balancing the high chair with one foot so it doesn’t move around with the little one’s wiggles. Being a mother is definitely a circus act. Before I could even bend down to look at the mess a firefighter was handing me stacks of napkins. I was on my hands and knees cleaning the floor and table and he kept bringing me more until the job was done. THANK YOU!! In the second that I heard the spill the first thing that went through my mind was containing the juice, then how to get the napkins without my kiddo throwing a fit because I was walking away from him, and I didn’t want him screaming because then we would be ruining everyone’s meal...ahhhh!! Then, in an instant, the play-by-play plan that I was formulating was solved by someone taking time away from their dinner to help me out. Your small act of kindness really helped. I greatly appreciate it.
MORE THAN THAT…..
As Jackson and I ate our meal I noticed several mothers pointing out the firemen to their children. Kids of all ages were in awe of there heros. The firemen took being a “role model” extremely serious. They talked to the kiddos and gave them high fives and really made the children feel special. These are adults trying to eat a meal. Most of us adults would not appreciate constant attention and would want a little peace. I was so impressed and inspired by these men. Within 30 minutes they made a difference in well over 9 people’s lives just for being nice.
As a mother in a balancing act, as a mother seeing someone take their role in my child’s eye’s extremely serious, as someone who may need help—I thank you. Thank you for caring. Thank you for putting your life on the line to save others, THANK YOU FOR MAKING A POSITIVE IMPACT in all of our lives.