I went to Barnes and Noble for some peace and quiet and was surprised by all of the noise when I got there. As I walked to the back of the store I quickly realized that solitude was not going to happen that day. There were kids everywhere, toddlers I guess, and it looked to me as if they all had been brought by their babysitters. At first I thought, "How sad that none of these kids have a mom who can take the time to bring them to storytime." Then I heard one of them call for their mommy and one of those young girls answered back! Wait a minute. I am old! I felt so out of place. Like I didn't belong and I was struck with fear that this would be how Anna Grace will feel. Will she feel like she has the old mommy? Will she be embarrassed to be seen with me? I hope not. My first thought is that I will have to work on looking and acting younger. But, no, I will have to work on accepting myself the way I am and teaching my daughters to do the same for themselves and others. Especially their old mom.
Thought for the Day: Day Three
Even though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil.
For You are with me.
Your rod and your staff;
they comfort me.
Psalm 23:4 (Allie's favorite verse)