March 5, 2010

Apologizes to the Woman in the White SUV

Yesterday morning, I was on a fairly major four-lane road that was right next to a major highway.

There was a white SUV sitting across the two lanes. I stopped as did every other car. It looked as if the driver was trying to cross or reverse back into a gas station. I didn't know what was wrong because the driver was doing neither.

So I went around as did all of the other cars. As I passed, I saw that the driver was a woman and she was hysterically crying. My heart sunk. My first instinct was to pull over and help her, not knowing what was wrong. But, the flow of traffic did not allow for this. Had I stopped, I would have most surely been hit.

I drove away really torn up about seeing this women crying but more so, I was racked with guilt for not doing anything.

I started to pray for her and continue to do so as I write this.

Blessings to the woman in the white SUV.

"A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel so nothing can harm you."
- Irish Blessing


Pine Tree Home said...

That is a heart wrenching post. I think you said it well though. Sometimes we physically can not do for someone, but we can pray. There are times when I have family and friends that I believe are just making bad decisions. I have learned, just pray.

Jenny S said...

Oh...the poor lady. Now we can all pray for whatever was causing her tears~ thank you for sharing.

Struggler said...

It does make you wonder, as we go about our daily lives, what kind of traumas the person in the next car is going through. Usually, it makes me thankful to carry my own (small) problems.
I like the blessing, I haven't seen that before.

Debbie(single;complicated) said...

so sad. I have been in that place...broken beyond reasnability!! I found you on friday follow..:)

Holly said...

Very is so hard to know what to do in situations like this. Praying is a good start.

On another note (but probably not likely)...maybe she was crying about a song and not anything serious...I know sounds stupid, but there are about 5 songs and the minute I hear them on the radio, I start is quite the reflex...I am getting sappy in my old age.

Lanie Ree said...

I hate that feeling. When you know you should have stopped, but you didn't. That regret, thinking "I could have helped," but never knowing for certain.

Dreams of Perfection said...

Sometimes praying is all you can do. You did the right thing.
Since my hubby is a mechanic, we stop when we can to help. Sometimes it isn't safe too. It is never worth it to put yourself in danger to help someone else in these types of situations.

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