Struggling Mom

Being a mother is the most wonderful thing that can happen to a woman. It is giving a lot of love and affection, caring for and protecting children, but also educating them and teaching them to stand on their own. However, not everyone is aware of the effort a mom makes to take care of her children. The proof by this sad testimony of this mother.

You might think that most people who look at a struggling young mother with five kids at a supermarket checkout would be compassionate and maybe even offer help, but unfortunately people do not always act like we hope.

A Struggling Mother 

Lindsay Rae was at the checkout in a supermarket when she noticed a scene that broke her heart.

In front of her, a woman was trying to watch her five children by unloading her cart on the treadmill.

Lindsay herself is a mother of nine children, two of whom are biological and seven adopted, so the scene was familiar to her. What happened behind her, however, caught her off guard.

A well-dressed couple also queuing began to loudly whisper rude comments about the troubled mother.

The couple laughed at the woman wondering how much her children had fathers, since the children were a mix of Hispanics and whites. Finding it amusing, the couple also laughed because the children were poorly dressed in bad weather. More than that, he sneered at the fact that the woman was going to pay with a food stamp card, saying ironically that it was their taxes duly paid.
It is true that the darker-skinned children wore shorts and flip-flops in cold weather, and the woman used food stamps, but Lindsay thought there was a story behind it all.

Lindsay's compassion

Lindsay gave the couple behind her a thundering glare that only a mother of nine could perform to perfection, and then turned to the woman in front of her.

She then asked her if she could help by adding that she had 9 children, two of them are biological, and that she understood the difficulty involved.

The embarrassed woman smiled and told Lindsay that she was a new adoptive mom and that it was the first time for her, stating that the children will stay with her for a while.

She added that she was given food, but the children did not have winter clothes and the allowance had not been paid yet.

Lindsay explained to the woman how the card worked and helped her conclude the deal. Then she looked at the children and smiled.

Reinstatement of the mocking couple

As the woman tended the new coats to the kids and headed for the door, Lindsay took her in his arms and congratulated her.

But Lindsay was not finished yet. She turned to the rude couple and explained that these children have lost the right to live with their parents, and that their clothes are probably the only ones they have. While this woman opened their home to them when they needed a safe place to live serenely. And that the food vouchers are essential to be able to feed them properly. "There are not enough women or people like her in this world. She added.

Lindsay started to put her shopping on the treadmill, then turned back to the couple with the trembling voice:

"And even if these children were all his, and there were a dozen dads and she needed food vouchers. No child in this country or another deserves to be cold or hungry, I'm sorry, but your behavior is bad, very bad. "

Without a voice, the couple discreetly left the queue and went to another box.
As she finished putting her groceries on the treadmill, the cashier smiled at her, winked, and congratulated her for what she said.

For more awareness

As Lindsay loaded her shopping into her car, she started crying. She knew she had to share her story to encourage other adoptive mothers to continue doing what they do and to open others' eyes to their real difficulties.


Lindsay posted a post on Facebook to encourage adoptive moms: "Adoptive moms ... keep your head up! You are the hands and hearts that children need most. Hat down and a lot of love for you. "

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