2009/02/26

Valley Girl Moment

I haven't seen this woman in a year...

I'm shopping for groceries for my sweet, sick family.  Libby is with me. (Silas is napping at home and Colby is in charge at the house while everyone moves along with lessons.) Headed down an aisle I see this kind lady from baseball.  I say hello and walk over to greet her and look at her little boy who's grown like a weed.  She exclaims, "OH, you're expecting again, does this make like 20 for you, he he!" Me, "No, actually it's 7." Her, "like 27 he, he."  Me, "huh." 

I wasn't offended because it reminded me of valley girls expressions... I don't know why.  The more I recount the quick conversation, the more I giggle...

5 comments:

john.reynolds1@mac.com said...

psalm 127!

Claire Higgins said...

Sometimes I just don't get people...this would be one of those moments.

Gaines Family said...

People say the strangest things! You have a great attitude, I admire it : )

Christy said...

After reading this, I spent quite a lot of time thinking about it. I was frustrated at this woman and people like her (namely, the majority of our current society). I just didn't understand how people can be so selfish and have such a deeply ingrained view of children as little burdens instead of blessings...
And then the Lord convicted me. It is only by His grace and mercy that he has opened my eyes to see things through the lens of Scripture. Why am I frustrated that sinners have sinful attitudes?
I realized that instead of being frustrated with the rest of the world, I should instead be grateful that God, through Christ, has changed my heart. Otherwise, I'm pretty sure that I would have been that woman.

CLR said...

Christy,
You are right on. I have spent far too many times being greatly offended by offhand comments from strangers. When I was pregnant with Louisa, someone sniped under their breath when they saw Jake, myself, and children together how we were, "just like rabbits." That was the determining factor in what my response should be, if any. A smile and compassion in my heart toward them is the response most of the time. Though there are those moments when I do become offended and I have to let the Spirit's gentleness remind of the grace shown to me and how I too would be one of those women had God not sweetly intervened and changed my heart otherwise!! This time around, the girls valley voice really had me cracking up afterward, because clearly she didn't know any better.