Saturday, 23 May 2009

I nearly burst into tears!

I went to the doctor yesterday and I was feeling really sicky and yucky... could hardly breathe I was wheezing so much, have no voice, a crackly chest infection... looked and felt a sight!

The doctor is a new doctor there, this is the second time I have seen her, the first time I had 3 little mindees with me when I was having BP taken and general asthma care queries (which the parents knew about and had okayed).

Do you know what this (now favourite) doctor said to me?

'If I had children I would want them to come to you. The children obviously love you and you have a wonderful way with them. You are like a mum to them. They seem to be developing so well too, I am sure you have a good hand in that'.

I was gobsmacked ... and nearly burst into tears! What an incredibly kind thing to say, especially when I am feeling so rubbish and hubby and I are wanting children so badly. I do put my all into my job.

It gave me an extra spring in my step on the way home... okay, twas a wheezy springy type step... but a springy step non-the-less!

We live in a society that loves to assume, judge and upset, with their ignorance and arrogance. If everyone paid a compliment to one extra person each day, just imagine how many more smiles we'd see on the bus, in the Tesco queue? I'd think loads more.

What has anyone - a stranger?/a family member?/a friend? said to you lately out of the blue that was so uplifting?


  1. You are correct. I could not agree more. GOD bless you as you continue to care for those precious little ones.
    I pray you will feel better soon. My allergies/asthma have been terrible this year, too.

  2. Wow, what a sweet compliment!

    Hope you get to feeling better soon!

  3. Amen to that! Giving compliments does put a smile on the face and a spring in the step.

    Blessings on you and yours,

    George Polley
    Sapporo, Japan