How do you feel when people start mocking you in the market? I know, it is very annoying. Recently a couple went to Walmart for shopping and learned an important lesson after making fun of a foster mom.
The couple made fun of a woman who was with her children and assumed she couldn’t give proper clothes to her children and was taking advantage of their hard-earned tax dollars to take care of them.
Making fun of someone is not a right thing. You have no right to comment on someone who is little different from us. When this couple was mocking the woman, another woman from the queue, Lindsay Rae, noticed who the woman was: a new foster mom, struggling to take good care of her foster children.
Lindsay shared a powerful story on Facebook, teaching the couple a lesson that they will never forget. Let us check it out.
“WARNING: Insensitive people at the Walmart rant ahead.
Last night I found myself sandwiched in line waiting to check out, this is not an odd occurrence. The woman in front of me had 5 children she was wrangling (which did not seem odd to me), as well as the fact that the children were a mix of Caucasian and Hispanic short people. (again hmph…did not notice until it was pointed out to me).
Yes, I said pointed out.
The people behind me as I wrestled my own whiney toddler, began very loudly whispering things like:
“How many baby daddies do you think she has?”
“Can’t even dress those kids for weather.”
“Just wait until she whips out the food stamps.”
I calmed my 3-year-old with old Altoids found at the bottom of my purse and looked incredulously back at the well-dressed, normal couple spouting such, well, total CRAP.
She looked forward to seeing a woman fumbling with separating clothes items; coats and shoes socks and underwear from the food items with the black plastic separators.
I stepped forward and kindly said, “Can I help? These things are so confusing.”
She looked at me.
I quietly asked “Foster or adopted? I have 9 kiddos… two bios… I get it, please let me help.”
She smiled, embarrassed. “New foster mom; this is my first time using one of these, they came 3 days ago, gonna be with us for a while. They gave us food, but the kids needed clothes, but no stipend has come through yet.”
I looked at the kids and smiled, and turned to her and said: “Beautiful children. I am glad you all have each other. “
She handed each child a new coat, loaded up her cart. As she left, I side hugged her and told her, “You have got this.”
After they were out of earshot… I turned with tears to the smug well-dressed man and woman behind me.
“Those children? They lost the right to live with their parents just days ago, those clothes? Probably the only clothes they own or got to leave their home with.
THAT woman? Opened her home to kids, kids that needed a safe place to go, when the one they lived in no longer proved safe enough or secure enough for them. The food stamps? Something health and welfare help an already mother of two feed three new mouths.
There are not nearly enough women or people like her in this world.”
“AND even IF those kids were all hers, and she had a dozen “baby daddies” and was on food stamps… no child in this country or any other deserves to be cold or hungry. I am sorry, but your behavior? Poorly done, VERY poorly done.”
My new ‘friends’ left my checkout aisle and joined another, silently.
I grabbed a bag of damn peanut butter M&Ms…
As I finished checking out the girl checking me out smiled and winked: “Single mother on WIC, what you said? Rocked!”
I grimaced and said, “Thanks, I wasn’t sure I should have gone off like that… Hug those babies of yours tight tonight.”
She said, “I will, you have a nice night ma’am and do the same.”
I cried hard as I found my Tahoe, buckled the baby in the car, loaded up… and opened those damn M&Ms.
You foster mama’s out there… Hold your heads high, you are the hands and hearts that are the strong and the steady for small ones when they need it most.
Hats off and so much love today to you.♡♥♡”
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This story shows how brave foster parents are. Lindsay gave a good lesson to that couple on that day. I’m very sure they will never forget it in their life