are you a mother?
angie's feet, canon digital rebel xti
The wildest things happened to me today, all in a span of about an hour.
First, after parking in a store lot and getting out of my car, I see that the parking spot next to me is lined in pink pavement with a sign above that says "Expectant Mother Parking". It made me gasp. It was just so new and cute and who wouldn't like a pink lined parking spot?
Then a bit later in the store, I complimented a lovely lady on her skin that was helping me and she said:
"Well, I just had a baby, so I think that has everything to do with it."
I laughed to myself. Of course, right?
Then a few minutes later on my next stop, while I was walking down the stairs of a parking structure to the mall, this woman walking on the steps behind me touched my shoulder and said:
"Excuse me...are you a mother?"
This question took my breath away. I stopped and looked at her stunned to silence.
"Are you a mother? She asked again with an adorable Australian accent and a warm smile.
"What? Ummm...well, I'm trying to be." I responded and I am sure I looked white at that point and she looked a little surprised and amused at what might have been too much information.
"Oh, well...because I am on holiday and I am looking for cute baby clothes. You looked like you might know."
This time I laughed out loud and again, she probably was a bit confused as to why this would all just seem so bizarre to me but I gladly pointed her in the right direction and when she walked away she said waving her hand:
What amazed me was that on another day...these three things all falling into my path within the same hour might make me want to pull my hair out at the frustration and the sad reminder that I am not yet a mother.
But today...I don't know...call me a romantic but I want to believe they were signs and that someday very soon, I'll be the one parking in a pink lined parking spot.