While out shopping a couple of days ago, I saw a pregnant lady in the check-out line in front of me, a sight that makes me smile. Life! She was there with someone that looked like her mother and there were a couple of young boys as well. They were doing most of the work as miss mama to be looked like she was quite “ripe” and would likely deliver in the next few weeks. While doing one of my favorite past times (people watching) my eyes kept drifting back to soon-to-be mamma and what struck me is that she kept rubbing her belly. When she did, her expression was somewhere between happy and far off gaze. Such affection. Loving rubs saying, hi, I’m here, I love you etc. Such love for an unknown and yet known soul. A mother’s love… If we could take that love and spread it around, this world would be such a better place.
Stephen Kellogg – 2010