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mommies and babies and rainbow smiles

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I'M A SUCKER FOR A CUTE FACE, EVEN ON POUTING FUSSBUDGETS

I stopped at Winn Dixie to pay some bills and get some pork chops and soap.

As I walked to the entrance I noticed a rainbow cutting through the dark rain clouds to the East. It was rather surprising since it was so close to dusk.

To my right as I approached the door was an exasperated lady by her car fussing and struggling with a fidgety little girl (she looked about 3 or 4) trying to get her to sit still in her shopping cart.

As I passed I said, "Did you see that rainbow over there?"

Well, that little girl looked up her petulant little face was instantly transformed into the face of an angel, and she pointed all excited and smiling and said "Look, mommy!"

Her mommy broke into that same little smile as she turned and said, "Oh look how pretty!"

I walked past them without breaking stride smiling to myself. You couldn't have given me $800 for that little moment. I wondered if she had ever seen a rainbow before based on her reaction. I felt good about pointing it out since I almost didn't.

Now, that's not the end of this episode.

After paying my bills and buying my stuff I walked out and saw another mom ... a tall and pretty brunette who I had seen with her little boy (about 3 or 4 in the detergent aisle when I was looking for soap. She was wearing scrubs and I figured she most likely worked at the hospital nearby.

She was loading groceries into her trunk and struggling to pick up her little boy and, as I could tell by hger expression, trying to figure out how to get rid of her shopping cart without blocking the cars on each side.

As I passed I grabbed the handle and barely glancing at them said simply, "I've got it. I'm going that way" ... then pushed it to the drop off area near where I'd parked my car.

I got a "thank you" of course, turned and gave a quick nod, and headed to my car ... then home.

What a good day ... a twofer ... love days and moments like that ... and a rainbow to boot.

It must have been an omen.

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japanesedream
Dec. 11th, 2012 10:38 pm (UTC)
Awwww! ^_^ Moments like those are so nice.
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