Monday, September 19, 2011

Not That I'm a Super Hero or Anything...

But I think I have discovered my super power:

Finding children.

Today I found a little boy. No bigger than a chicken nugget. Wandering the streets alone. For reals.

Thankfully his mom was eventually located, and it was nothing more than a case of a curious three-year-old exploring the world while his mom was taking a shower.

But it made me realize, this kind of thing happens to me a lot. Not like everyday a lot, but I have found several lost, abandoned, runaway children in my life. And according to people I know, its not really a normal thing to just find a child. But sometimes it just happens.

I even got to name one or them.


My rambunctious little Ruthie Nothando,  4 years after we found her.

Maybe it is just being in the right place at the right time, but I'd like to think that maybe us mere mortals do have real life super powers. Not the kind that can burn holes through buildings with a concentrated glare, but the more practical kind.

I think I like mine. My only complaint is that they never let me keep the children.

What is your super power?

6 comments:

Cathrine said...

I love your super power! I don't think I have one :(

Rebecca said...

Cat- you can make a child across the planet smile without even being on the same continent. That's pretty super :) And I am sure there are others...

Jennifer said...

I agree with Cathrine- I love your super power. It's pretty special. I would love to here stories, especially the one about naming the child!...I think my super power is giving encouragement to the broken. I tend to always find myself in the messiness of people's lives.

LINDA said...

Being your mother Becca, I think that is pretty SUPER!!

Rebecca said...

@Jennifer- Your super power is pretty great too :) Today I figured out another super power I have...the ability to fall asleep pretty much anywhere. That one is not quite as helpful though in the big realm of things :) I will have to share the full story of Ruthie. I know I briefly mentioned her story a couple times (in the Zimbabwe category)...but that is just bits and pieces.


@Linda- Thanks mom :)

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