A Car Crashes…
Today, I was walking around a lake with my SO. She was with me for the weekend, helping me cope with the stress and grief that has been surrounding me. She is amazing , and I am happy and I do feel blessed to have her in my life.
We left the park, walking towards my car. Already crossed the street, I stopped at a bench to tie my shoe lace. We were walking back to the main sidewalk when an out of control car, easily doing over 70 mph, skidded, crashed into a wooden pole, knocking it down at the base, almost severing live electrical wiring, and then spinning to a halt a bit further down the street into another pole.
My SO (Lisa) and I just barely missed getting hit by the falling wooden pole, jumping back and moving away from the wires and debris of the car that spewed all over. Our hearts racing (for us, that all it was: fear, for the car looked like it was heading right at us), Lisa, who is certified as a first responder, ran over and ripped open the passenger car door, getting the woman to remain where she was and keeping her calm, as best she could. Her bravery astounded me, her reaction flawless and selfless. If I hadn’t already admired her for her strengths…I could not be prouder of Lisa.
The older woman had a stroke (cops mentioned that). Her car was totaled. The cops came, people gawked, some made suppositions as to what happened (we were the only two on the spot witnesses), we gave the cops our names and info (as best we could), and left to come home.
What is eerie to me is that approximately ten minutes before this, I had told Lisa I was naming this blog The Opening of Doors. She opened that woman’s door, not leaving her alone, not letting her sit in suffering in silence…and when I looked at the older woman, she was disheveled and upset and lost…and I saw my mother in her.
I hope that woman is well. She survived the crash. My mother died a month ago, and that is partly where this blog starts off. A door is opened….
Posted on November 18, 2012, in Caring, Counsling, Fear, Friends, Grief, Healing, Inspiration, Love, Meditations, Mindfulness, Prayers, Spiritual, Support, Therapy, Uncategorized and tagged anger, anxiety, bravery, car crash, coping, Counsling, depression, Fear, focus, God, jobless, Loneliness, love, mental health, pure soul, searching for work, stroke. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.