Yesterday while ringing a register at work I had a customer that among other things was buying a cute bracelette. I asked if she had seen more back in that department and told I had an 11 year old that would probably like it. She acted surprised and said you don’t look old enough to have an 11 year old. My turn to be surprised and I thanked her graciously and said “Wow, I don’t hear that very often anymore.”
We talked some more and she went on to say she was buying the bacelette for her neice. Then she said she wanted a child so badly but she couldn’t convince her husband. She continued, saying she was nearly 40 so there wasn’t much time.
All I managed to say about it was, “ohh” in a really sad tone. I couldn’t think of anything to say that didn’t sound offensive or attacking her husband. And being that I was working I really have to becareful.
She was such a sweet, not to mention beautiful lady -I felt so sad for her. In my mind I was thinking “Why on earth would you marry someone that didn’t want children if you really wanted them.”
I don’t even know her name but God does I’m sure, so if you could pray that her husband has a change of heart that would be great. I wished I would have thought to said I will pray for your husband but it seems these things always come to mind afterward.