Fast forward to today and my heart is overflowing with pride. One of Emily’s teachers told me she “loved our girl!” It totally made my day and my heart was smiling! Emily has her moments (don’t we all) but she has such a loving and caring personality.
There was one more “happy” today. I realized I paid a forward back from my early 20′s. When I was 23 years old, I totaled my car. I was in the process of moving to my new job so I commuted for a few weeks. On one of my commutes home I was in a car accident and my car was undriveable. I was about an hour away so the police officer who responded took me to a Denny’s to wait for my parents to arrive. (They were almost 2 hours away!) I was sitting on the bench crying. A good Samaritan took me to a table, bought me hot chocolate and waited for my parents with me. I will never forget that!
Last Thursday I was on my way home from running errands. I witnessed an 18 year old girl rear-end the car in front of her. I was directly behind her. I pulled over to make sure she was okay. She had hit a 30-something guy. Being the mom I am, I wouldn’t leave her until her dad arrived or the police. Her boyfriend actually showed up first. After waiting for over 20 minutes I needed to get home since Emily had gotten home from school. (Thanks to a neighbor, she knew where I was.)
Today I had to run to the grocery store and she bagged my groceries. I asked how things had worked out and she explained the situation and thanked me once again.
As I got in my car, I remembered the mom that sat with me while she sent her daughter off to spend the night with her friend. Again, my heart overfloweth!
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