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“Spread love everywhere you go: First of all in your own house... let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness.”-Mother Theresa
Paid a recent visit to the Pediatrician's office for little h's 12-month immunizations and checkup. This momma is not a fan of the Dr's office, of hospitals, dentists, or anywhere with poky things that sound like drills and extract fluids and smell like hand sanitizer and old libraries and stale air. And are crawling with nasty, nasty germs. Cesspools of health and healing. I genuinely have to focus on relaxing and having fun before little h's dr appointments because I know you pass that stuff on to your kids, and I don't want my kid to freak out about going to the dr or the dentist. He'll probably be the one forcing me to go when I am an old lady.
I was extremely unprepared for what was going to be happening at this particular appointment. Normally, I know every poke, prod, and question that is about to occur. Turns out, he got 2 pokes per leg, plus a tb test in one arm PLUS a blood draw (for lead???? really?? he's ONE) in the other arm. The blood draw was last, and we had to go up a floor to the lab. He was sore and upset, and I was trying to be a good sport, wiping the sweat off of my brow, singing him silly songs and letting him play with my phone and eat strawberry yogurt melts.
The lady at the desk to the lab just looked up at me and in the most soothing, sweet tones, goes, "Are you okay, Momma? How you doin'? You doin' gooood. Oh, now look at this baby, what a SWEET boy. He's doin' gooood too. Now we're just gonna get you in an out an taken care of, and you just sit there for a minute."
I seriously just wanted to go over and hug her. She made my whole day and probably my son's as well. Little h also got the best phlebotomist I have ever seen, and I have had my blood drawn about 80 million billion times. I have never been so impressed with a lab in all my life.
Thank you, random lab lady, for your kindness. You have no idea what it meant to me or what an example you probably set on a daily basis for a lot of sweaty people.