Tuesday, November 20, 2012
I think that perhaps...
...now I have heard it all. On Sunday, I took just Emily and CJ to the grocery store. When I went to the deli to get our lunchmeat, I was talking to the lady behind the counter about my great dinner idea :-) I told her, "You know, it is a great, inexpensive way to feed 7 kids."
She says, "You got seven kids? Ain't you got the sense to know when to kuh-wit?" (in case you need translation...I believe that she meant "quit")
I stood there. Dumb-founded...honestly, trying to figure out what she meant. I figured it out. Then, every bit of my flesh wanted to say, "Sense??? are you seriously going to try to talk to me about sense?? I believe that 80% of the educated population would not have understood what you just asked me." However, I refrained.
Then, I spoke.
I am learning.
I proceeded to tell her about our adoptions and taking our 4 biological kiddos with us to China, and what a wonderful, God-given gift it has been. And you know what? That little lady behind the deli counter opened up and poured out her life to me in about 2 minutes, and by the time we left the deli counter...she said, "Well, you sure are blessed." And, she is right.
I will take blessings over "sense" any day.