Wednesday, January 9, 2019

a kind comment

Whenever we have a hotel stay, the kids' favorite part is always the hotel breakfast (or pool :) They're always thrilled with the choose-what-you-want buffet (plus juice! and fruit loops!) and the make-your-own waffles. It's fun for me too,  but also always a little stressful since make-your-own waffles with toppings like raspberry sauce, chocolate chips, and whip cream for 5 young kiddos isn't the best combination for fancy upholstered chairs and carpeted floors!

One morning last month when we were in Provo, the kids and I were almost through breakfast when the hotel breakfast host walked over to our table. (Uh, oh I thought!)
"I just have to tell you..." (oh dear!)
"Your family is just one of the nicest, neatest families I've ever seen here!"

Her sweet comment was just so completely unexpected and kind that it has stuck with me and I just want to remember it. I kind of know it wasn't true (or bless these hotel employees!) but it was so kind and loving! She had a busy morning and plenty of work to be done, but she took a minute to come share that moment of kindness with a bit-overwhelmed mom, and it was such a wonderful way to start that day for me.