“We do not meet people by accident. They are meant to cross our path for a reason.”
Today has been a definite Manic Monday but a great one! My daughter awoke per usual before five am so we exercised together. Exercising for her is playing “The Fox Song” from You Tube over and over again for a full hour as she dances and I work out. Hey, it is a win win except I am very sick of the sounds of the fox. Exercising is one of the most important factors in my pain management routine so I make sure to get it in no matter what. I can deal with Kayci dancing to “The Fox Song” if it means I am allotted that time to work out. We were both pretty tired mid morning so when she napped I practiced yoga nidra and had an amazing meditation. We then went about our standard Monday errands: post office, grocery store, and of course our produce store. I was in more of a rush today than most days as I am starting to watch a five year old three days a week and pick her up from school before three.
People have always either made fun of me or been embarrassed by me because I will literally talk to anyone and my filter is just not that great. It is both a curse and a blessing but something I am pretty happy about today. While my daughter ran around the produce store with her banana singing, I was talking to the employees there as I always do. The young lady behind the counter said: “I am still praying for you to get pregnant! You are such a great mom, I cannot wait to see Kayci with a sibling.” The lady next to me in line said: “Are you trying to get pregnant?” I replied: “Is their sugar in syrup?” She actually got the joke and proceeded to talk to me. She started telling me that her and her husband have been trying for over three years to get pregnant. This conversation started with that and then she started telling me about her awful anxiety and that her doctor’s thought her anxiety had a lot to do with their problem getting pregnant or “knocked up” as she simply stated it. Her eyes began filling up so I looked at the time and realized I had a few minutes to spare and asked her if she wanted to sit down and talk for a few minutes. Her eyes lit up and fifteen minutes later she was hugging me and thanking me for giving her advice and encouragement. I told her all about my anxiety, my miscarriages, and how I totally understood how frustrating trying to get pregnant can be. She left with a smile on her face and I hope more hope in her heart. However, she helped me as well. People put things in perspective sometimes. As soon as Kayci and I were in my car I said a silent thank you to the Universe for giving the greatest daughter to me. I have only been trying to give Kayci a sibling for months and this woman has been trying for years.
I will probably never see this woman again in my life but I am so happy that I am such an open book without a filter or we would not have ended up meeting. I know my friends and family would say: “Only Jessica ends up sitting in Produce Junction hugging a random woman and helping her with her anxiety and fertility issues.” We have to open our hearts and minds up to letting our voice be heard and more importantly opening our ears to listen. Each person we meet truly does cross our path for a reason, sometimes we are in too much of a rush to realize it.