Friday, September 21, 2012

OOTD & A Question

Here is my completely thrifted outfit of the day. I am partly embracing Fall but still hanging on to Summer a little.

A question- What would you do in this situation?

I went to the store the other day to pick up some groceries. I was by myself which always feels like a vacation.

As I was coming out of the store I passed by an old beat up car parked near the front. What caught my attention was the woman in the driver seat.

She was in her late teens or early twenties. She was on the phone and visibly upset. There was a little boy in the back seat, maybe three or four.

I passed by her car and went to mine in the next row. I could hear her yelling and crying all the way to my car. The windows were up.

When returning my cart I had to make one more pass by her car. She was crying with her head on the steering wheel. Then she began punching the steering wheel. The boy in the back seat just looked on in silence.

It broke my heart. I considered knocking on her window. Then I decided not to and went to my car instead. I couldn't hold back my tears. It killed me that she could feel so hopeless. It killed me that the little boy had to witness it and who knows what else.

I've thought about that girl everyday since. Did I miss my chance to make a difference in someone's life? To move a stone? Or was it none of my business?

What would you have done?


  1. Wow...that's hard. I am not sure what I would have done. I would like to say I'd knock and do something, but not sure I actually would follow through. You can definitely be praying over her and her boy now. Who knows if you might cross her path again? Ask that God may give you that incredible blessing!

  2. I did pray for them as I was driving home and have continued to. I hope to see them again. Maybe I'd have the guts to say something the second time around!