Which leads me to some walmart drama. – I know, bear with me; I will bring it back around!
I took the little tots to the grocery store. Everyone knows toddlers and walmart are pretty much no fun for anyone. They actually did very well but my little guy was starting to get restless in the checkout line. The dreaded checkout line –the worst part of the grocery!! He was busy
Suddenly the cashier was calling for reinforcements! Managers were screaming “CODE WHITE, GET A MANAGER! COOOODDEE WHITTTEE!!!” and then cashier told me I would not be able to leave until I spoke with the store manager. I took my son, my daughter and my cart to a bench near the front and pulled my mom supplies from my purse. I dabbed his wound clean, added Neosporin and a band-aid under the watchful eye of the store manager and several clerks. I honestly thought the were going to call the police on me. Really? This is walmart people! I thought corporal punishment was acceptable here? Besides that, it was an ACCIDENT!
Finally he was fixed up and we left the store. Boo-boos kissed, hugs given, passers-by staring. Unforgiving. Thankfully it was quiet in the car. We rode in silence for several minutes. Here is where I tie this up… I heard Lauren’s sweet little voice from the back…
“E-yijah, why you need a band-aid when you hurt?”
“Cause, Lauren, they make you feel better. They heal you.”
“WOW E-yijah! It’s just like JESUS!!!”
Biggest mommy smile EVER!!! My 2 year old gave us the best lesson from the trip. A brilliant reminder of Jesus, even in the chaos.
Keep up the prayers, the stories, the lessons and the example. Be a light for Jesus! Their little ears ARE listening!!