One of the best parts of being pregnant and now having a new born is the kindness of friends and strangers. I was blown away by all the well wishes I received from random people in stores, etc. while pregnant. While in Atlanta for Market a homeless man crossed the street and approached us. I assumed he was coming to ask for money but instead he came over to say congratulations and wish me the best of luck...and that was it, on he went. I have thought about that moment so many times since for two reasons- feeling bad for being assumptive about him and how his simple, kind words touched me so much. Now with a baby, support and generosity from friends and family is abundant and I am filled with gratitude. It makes you think what the world would be like if we were all just a little kinder to each other, not just during special times but on a small, simple everyday basis.
"Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality." Romans 12:9-13