Thursday, May 3, 2012

Having Each Other's Backs

I hope if you have kids, that you have moms in your life that can step in and cover for you when you're unable to be there to perform your duty.  Kinda' like the runner up in the Miss America pageant, only a little less glamorous and much more rewarding.

Today was one of those days.

Amanda was asked to pray for our school's year end convocation.  It was such a proud moment for me as she stood there in front of all those kids, parents and faculty and prayed for our school, state and nation.  So proud in fact, that I failed to capture the moment on film.

But later this morning, one of my mom friends texted me this:

Needless to say, I was THRILLED!!! 

Then later this afternoon, her son came to my office to ask me if I'd call his mom to pick him up because he was having a lot of stomach pain. After I did that, he asked if he could go outside for some fresh air until his mom arrived, so I went with him.  While we were out there, I felt so bad for him as he tried to walk off the pain, but didn't know what to do.  It was then that he said, "Could you talk nice to me and be like my mom while we're waiting?"  Oh my goodness, how sweet is that? So I did my best to try and keep his mind off the pain by talking about sports and guy stuff (not easy for a mother of two girls, btw.)  And pretty soon his momma arrived and they were on their way to the doctor.

About an hour later I got this text from her at the doctor's waiting room:  

"Oh my ... I have tears ... he just said, 'Mrs. Grimmius is the best fake Mom EVER!!' Thank You My Friend!!!"

Yep. Probably one of the best compliments I've received in a long time. 


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