It was a rainy day in Asuncion, our stress levels were high as we rushed around town doing paperwork, buying last minute things and packing boxes for our big move. The older girls were with their Grandma and little Lexi was with us. She was tired, cold, wet, fussy and so were we.
I wasn't sure how much more I, or she, could take, but we still had one more stop. A furniture store to buy a dining room table for our new house.
We went in, we picked one out, Brian was paying and Lexi was screaming.
And then, no fewer than 5 saleswomen that worked at the store rushed to my aid. They brought me coffee, took Lexi, hummed songs to her, gave her a new dry blanket from the stock room and said we could keep it. They laid her on one of the beds in the showroom, they rubbed her little hands, and cooed at her.
Within minutes Lexi was happy again and I was able to sit down and watch total strangers love on my baby.
It was then I knew I was back home in Paraguay.
It's a special place that really is full of warm, kind, gentle people.