Jess Wolfe was struggling through a trip to the supermarket when a stranger approached. What the stranger said has gone viral, touching mums worldwide.
Wolfe, a photographer who lives in the US, had her four kids – Zion, Ezra, Ireleigh and Salem – with her at the time.
“Sweaty, baby strapped to my back, three-year-old insisting that her belly hurts and NEEDS her donut that she forgot to eat after lunch, six-year-old using everything in sight as a weapon, seven-year-old wanting to spend the only dollar he has…” she posted on Facebook last Thursday. “This. This was my trip to the grocery today.”
While Wolfe was bagging up her groceries, “and trying to quietly keep from losing my ever-loving sh*t”, the woman standing next to her asked if she had a phone that takes pictures.
“Trying not to convey my annoyance to someone else adding to the million questions that make up my day, I replied that, yes I do have one of those fancy phones. She asked to take a picture of me with the kids. At the grocery. Together.
“She told me that she wishes she had photos of herself doing everyday things with her kids. She validated the fact that a simple grocery trip is hard. She told me that what I do matters. She doesn’t miss what made the days hard, but she misses what made them sweet.”