"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Thursday, September 13, 2012

toy story

"mom, we're making faces."

last saturday i realized i am an adult.
i was driving home from costco, 
and a teenage girl was struggling to merge onto the freeway.
in the process she almost hit the side of my van.
{having a van in itself classifies me as an adult i guess...}
and instead of raising my fist and cursing,
i slowed down and waited for her to move over.
simply b/c that's somebody's baby.
and i thought about how her mother would have surely wanted to help her.
so i should too.
being a mother and all.
to not feel like a kid with kids anymore.
a mother
with kids.


Sue said...

Yep, it really changes your paradigm, doesn't it?


Erin Ellsworth said...

Love the picture.

I bet someone rarely slows down when driving in Utah! Ha Ha Just kidding!

Good For you!

Emmy said...

Awe! You are nicer than me ;)

Amy said...

Isn't it lovely? The peace of loving someone enough to have empathy and not get mad. Sigh.