A wonderful friend of mine comes to visit from out of town and help us out when she can. During her last visit we headed out to pick up a few Easter presents for my grand baby Liam.
As we walked into the children's clothing store this adorable little girl ran up to me with such excitement in her eyes I thought for a moment she was one of my "Little Swimmers" that I teach each summer.
No, I did not recognize her. I said "Hi, how are you doing" and with her big brown eyes and her cowgirl hat on she replied "good"! Just some small talk between us and she was off back to her mom.
Although I did not recognize her, she recognized something about me. My hat. She noticed that I was wearing a hat covering up my bald head....and so was she. I just didn't see it when we were talking. Not until she turned around, walked over to her mom and tried on another hat did I then understand the connection.
It made me wonder, did she want to talk some more, should I have acknowledged we were both fighting the same thing and we both had on our cute hats, making an uncomfortable situation fun and playful? (like a child's life should be). I'm not sure. Maybe just a smile and some small talk was all she wanted with someone she felt a connection with.
Either way, this little girl in her cowgirl hat made my day!