Going to grocery stores with their babies is one of the most challenging incidents for mothers because mothers have to carry a baby and groceries at the same time. And if a baby cries, a mother starts to panic.
One day, Suzie Skougard and her daughter Carly went to the supermarket. It was a normal grocery shopping until they faced into some rude strangers in the market.
The first one was a woman who scolded Suzie for not having her daughter to put her shoes on in a cold day. As we all know, babies kick their shoes every day. And baby Carly was one of them. She just kicked them off!
The second rude stranger was a store clerk who did not have any willing to help her followed by a rude customer who shoved them.
Few minutes later, Carly started to cry because she was sleepy.
At the moment Suzie was so tired, a cashier took her time to show some love to Susie and Carly.
Let’s hear Susie’s voice from now on …
“By the time I took the picture Carly had gotten upset, (it was past time for milk and nap was interrupted) but I still took this picture, because when exchanges like this happen, they are my favorite moments in the world.
This woman works at our local grocery store, I always pick her checkout lane. Even back when I was pregnant — I chose hers, even when the line was longer. When I was pregnant, I’d talk to her in the few minutes I had. I wanted to know what Down syndrome would mean for my daughter as she got older. What would her life be like? Would she be anything like this woman?”
“Today as we were leaving the store, she said, ‘I have Down syndrome like her, and I have a big heart.’
‘You definitely do have a big heart.’ I replied.
‘Does she know sign language?’ she asked as she pointed in Carly’s direction.
‘She knows a few signs!’
‘When I was a baby I did this one (she signs more) and this one. (She signs please.)’
‘Yes! Carly knows those ones!’
‘I also know one more for her, I can teach her!’ And she signed ‘I love you.’”
“I interacted with a lot of people at the grocery store. There was a woman who scolded me for not having shoes on Carly on a cold day, (she kicked them off), a clerk who was less than interested in helping me find an item, and an impatient person that shoved past because we were following behind an elderly gentleman that was moving slowly when they were in a hurry.
Some people feel like people with Down syndrome don’t contribute anything meaningful to society, but amidst all the Grinches today, she stood apart. And just being her, she gave us an amazing gift. A smile.”
What a kind and lovely woman! I’m sure that Carly will grow as a nice young woman just like her mother and the cashier at the grocery store!
Please wish Carly and her family a happiness in the comment section.