I was rushing from here to there and back again, feeling busy.
It’s not that I was lacking focus or not paying attention; I was just wrapped up in my day to day, getting myself from here to there and back again.
I was making left turns, finding the quickest route and out of the corner of my eye I saw an ambulance. It wasn’t in my way, there was no reason for me to slow down.
Then I saw you.
They wheeled you to the ambulance and you lay there tired, worn, and looking worse for wear. Your face seemed to pool, sort of puddle to one side.
In the middle of my haste, I saw you so much closer to the end than the beginning and you made my heart stop. You made my eyes fill with tears.
I don’t know you, but in that moment I felt for you. I offered up words to the Universe on your behalf and I hoped that there was someone in your life to care for you, to love you, to help you.
You never even knew I was there. You will never know that you made me slow down on a day when I was rushing from here to there.
And then I got to where I was going and I had to look for parking and rush back into my life and I forgot about you, but there was this feeling left over. This feeling wouldn’t go away, so I stopped to figure out what this feeling was and it was you. You were still with me. So I wrote this for you and you will never know…but I will.
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