No, really it's more just like the 'good Samaritan' pendant!!!
NO....Actually, it's NONE OF THE ABOVE...
I just wanted to get your attention.
So, now that I have it...lol.
Tonight I had to take my oldest son to the ER.
He had a misplaced vertebrae in his neck and the beginnings of a migraine ;(
Well let's just say he wasn't feeling the greatest...
and as many of us well know...I never am...(feeling the greatest, that is!!!)
But, that isn't what this post is about!!!
So...two doors down there is a single mom of three young girls, all under four!!
The ER was incredibly busy tonight, so we knew we were in
for a pretty long wait right from the beginning :(
|This isn't the actual ER hallway we were in, but it was ALMOST this busy.|
these two young girls keep running un-escorted up and down the hallways,
and in between all the nurses, doctors, and patients. Oh yeah, did I
mention there is no parent in sight?? Maybe, I mean, just maybe,
I could possibly sort of be forgiving of this situation,
IF and ONLY IF
the hallways had looked more like this:
So knowing that I have GAD
(Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
can anyone see where this story might be going???
First let me tell you that I watch these two little girls run up and down the hallways
by their selves another two more times....(remind you, they are probably three and four)
before I decide that I can't sit there and just watch it any longer!! I can't.
I simply can't!! I tried as hard as I could to stay seated.
I even held on to the chair and started meditating,
(And obviously this isn't the type of chair they have in the ER...but***)
back to the story... a louder voice spoke to me...
it said..."get up, go to them, and hurry."
Because the hallway looked a lot like the first picture and nothing like the second,
I did exactly that, and in a hurry I might add.
Now, Ill be completely honest...I wanted to go straight over there
and tell this mother a few things, I wanted to ask her what was she thinking letting
her beautiful little girls run alone in the busy hospital hallways with so many
strangers, so many potential weirdos!! I wanted to ask her why didn't she just
bring the girls in the room and shut the door and not let the girls back out?
I want to say to her...Didn't you pack a bag full of play things for the girls?
Some books, some paper and crayons, some fruit snacks and juice boxes,
and maybe some Barbie dolls???
I mean who doesn't come prepared when they have young ones??
But the closer I got to her door,
the more I realized that I too have probably been in her position before,
maybe I'm just not remembering it right now!! Who know's maybe I haven't!!
But I do know one thing...she isn't the first person who has been in this situation.
And she certainly won't be the last!!
And then I started thinking about that voice telling me to 'Hurry up'
and I thought, "Oh no" what if it's the mother's voice I'm hearing in my head,
not knowing who she's talking to, and most likely not even voicing the words out loud...
What if she's thinking:
And I'll tell you what....hurry I did!!
And when I walked in that room, all of those things I'd been thinking before...
none of them were what came out of my mouth!!
Instead I heard myself saying,
"Hi, I'm Stephanie, is there anything I can do to help you out??
Perhaps I could read a story to your older girls so you can try to calm your little one down??
Or, if you need a break from your screaming baby, I'd be glad to hold her for you,
so that you can catch your breath... believe me, I've been right here where you are now.
I have five children of my own, and am a single mom!!"
The look on her face, was all I needed to know.
She didn't need to speak a word. And since she didn't offer up the baby,
I said shall I stay in here or take them to my room, believe it or not,
I guess she could tell I was a trust-able person, because they came with me :)
(well that and the nurse was with me and patting me on the back saying, oh that's so nice
of you, Stephanie!! I'm a regular there, you know, so they all know me by name!!)
|Kamora (left) Marissa and I coloring in the ER :)|
(Don't you just love the crayon holder?? lol)
Skip to time to leave the ER...
Everyone has been treated, meaning my son and her daughter :)
Everyone is going to live, granted they aren't feeling the best and probably
won't be for a few days yet!!!
I have made myself a couple new little girlie friends.
(Oh and they are two and three!!)
Sweet little girls, they are!!
I've colored pictures special for each of them.
I've signed them to them from me, etc :)
The kids are all happy!!
And the moms....
Let's just say the look of relief on her face,
was all I needed to see to know that I had definitely
been placed at the ER today for that exact reason
(to make a couple new friends, and give a mom a much needed break!!!).
I feel that helping her with her children helped me to accomplish exactly
what I was suppose to accomplish today :)
And the best part is, I left the hospital with the BIGGEST smile on my face :)
Ok, so it's time to wrap this up...but I have just a couple of things
that I have to say first...
1. I know that no one in their right mind stops to pack a goody/snack bag
before they go the ER!! I was just venting or something like it :(
My sincere apologies if that particular comment
offended anyone. I'm truly sorry!!
*** 2. The reason I posted a picture of that specific kind of meditation chair is because
I will be reviewing one of those on this blog very shortly. Yah me :)
So you have that to look forward to if that kind of thing is
of interest to you ;)
3. Thank you so much for sticking with me on my daily journeys.
I know some of them are way more interesting than
others. But I guess that is just life!!
I appreciate you all :)
Luv and ((hugs))