I was hot and sweaty working my first day in a poor Mexican orphanage. Most of the workers had left with the kids over five years old for a vacation leaving a skeleton crew.
I’d just had an unsettling altercation with a huge hairy spider. I walked into the babies room for my shift. There were two to three babies to a crib. I was supposed to watch 15 babies! For two weeks.
A local woman came and walked through dropping bottles into the cribs for the babies then left. I noticed only one chunky baby. She looked around the room (she didn’t see me at the doorway) and didn’t see anyone, then she grabbed a bottle out of her crib mates hands and sucked it down quickly. Then she threw the bottle back into the poor child’s lap. After that she picked up her own bottle and leisurely drank it. She was nine months old.
It was love at first sight. I can’t even explain how my heart leapt out to her. She’s now 18 and off to college next month. You never know where or when you’ll find love. Be open to it when it comes?
Have you ever been in love at first sight? .
Have you ever found live in a strange place?
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Betty Sullivan has eternal optimism about life. As a mother of seven she has witnessed lots of teen love stories play out. When time and money are short, joy has to come in little moments. You can find Betty on Facebook, Twitter (@bettysulli), and LinkedIn.