Thursday, January 31, 2013

It really touched my heart

     On the way to take my daughter to school this morning I saw something that really touched my heart, and I'm not sure why it did in such a way.  I mean, it was only human courtesy; however, that seems to be so rare this day in time!!   In so many ways it was much more than that though...   Here's what happened.

    I was driving my daughter to school this morning, chatting as we always do on the way, when I see a couple of cars beside the road near a bad intersection.  At first, I thought there was an accident, but I did not see any blue lights and seen the other cars moving over into the other lane to pass by.   Soon I realized that it was someone who was broke down and began to slow down because the traffic is heavy that time of the morning and the intersection happens to be in a curve.

    As I approached the vehicles beside the road (there was 3 of them) I realized that someone had a flat tire.  Immediately, my daughter said "Hey, that's (and said the kids name); and MR__ & MR __ (The names of two Teachers from her school)!"  

   I looked again, and here is what the scene looked like... The kid was changing the front driver side tire and one teacher was standing beside him assisting; but seemed to be watching the traffic as well.  The other teacher was standing at the back of the car on the edge of the road watching oncoming traffic, but in a way that he knew people would see him and then notice the kid changing the tire.

   First of all, I was impressed that anyone had stopped, most of all two teachers on their way into school.  BUT... seeing their faces and their actions, it seemed to be much more than that!  They were making sure he got the tire fixed SAFELY!  They looked as if they were worried about the traffic and place he was at and wanted to assure everything was alright.... They were acting like his parents in that moment. 

     I know that kids who are driving themselves to school feel like adults because they often act like they are; but they are still kids who need to be kept safe!  These teachers felt the same (I assume) and done their best to help, even though they were on their way to work.

    Maybe these are just my interpretations of the way I would hope teachers would care for their students or any human would be towards another... it touched my heart!