The two children, 2-3 years old, were impressive.  The third was still in a baby basket, never making a peep.  They sat with their mother near the Passport Office door.

Playing with several items from the display counter, they were quiet and happy.  The mother softly spoke with two little boys.

I was transfixed, thinking, “These children did’nt magically drop from heaven.  This mother is invested time, graciousness, kindness and confidence into these children.” Then the mother, so quietly that I did not hear her, gathered the children, softly taking their hands, and started to walk toward the Passport Office.  

I watched this behavior with rapt admiration.  The children’s unusual behavior drove me to say to the mother,

“Ma’am”, permit me to congratulate you on how well you are educating your children.  You’re guiding them when in public places.”

She broke into a broad smile, saying, “Thank you, very much.”

“I am very impressed,” I said.

Mother continued to smile.  She was gratified for the compliment from a stranger.  I watched mother and boys walk toward the door.  I was thinking, “These young boys have a good future ahead of themselves.  The mother is doing it right.  And, I was privileged to be able to congratulate her her. 

“Today’s going well!! Thank you, Lord.”