Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Tramatic experience

Ok so I get off work at 2 pm today and took maddy home so we could hang out till the girls get to the preschool by bus from school. I head out with maddy to go get the girls and when I hit the main road it was too busy to turn left toward the preschool so I turned right then turned into a gas station so I could just turn right agian and make it easier. Well as I was waiting to turn right I see a kid waling toward the van. Then I quickly realize that it was Kayla!!! WHAT?!?!?! Umm so i open the door for her and she gets in and she is crying. I ask her why she was here and not at the preschool and she said that she tried walking home. Umm no way!!! so I think about yelling at her but she is like frozen and crying. So for now I just tell her she will be fine and go pick up cherise. But I was totally freaked.

Kayla's school gets out at 3 and her bus gets to the preschool by 3:45. That was about the time that I saw her at the gas station. So for 45 minutes my daughter wandered around Moscow trying to make it home or to the preschool. OOOOMMMMGGGGGG!!! I am totally shaking at the ideas that come into my head of what could have happened.

but I am sooo glad that i found her and that i was guided to go the way i did. I told her that that was bad but she was safe now. I also told her what could have happened if I had not found her. and obviously told her that we should not try that agian. PLus I had to call the school and tell them abotu it. The principal was freaked by it too. He is going ot have a talk to kayla tomorrow.

it makes me think of this poem:


One night a man had a dream. He dreamed He was walking along the beach with the LORD. Across the sky flashed scenes from His life. For each scene He noticed two sets of footprints in the sand. One belonging to Him and the other to the LORD.
When the last scene of His life flashed before Him, He looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of His life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times of His life.
This really bothered Him and He questioned the LORD about it. LORD you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed you most you would leave me.
The LORD replied, my precious, precious child, I Love you and I would never leave you! During your times of trial and suffering when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.

Carolyn Carty, 1963


Nicole Campbell said...

Wow, that made my heart skip a couple of beats! How far is school from home? Well at least you know she wouldn't do that ever again. Did you ask her why she decided to try walking home? Oh man, I am so glad she is okay!

Kelli said...

I'm so sorry you had to go through that. Man I have had so many experiences in the past 12 months with Gabe escaping from the house and us having no idea where he went. One time he was naked down by a street where cars go fast. Another time he escaped at night and was about a quarter of a mile away...that was the absolute worst because it was dark.

You just cry and pray and thank God that they are alright and know that angels watch over them!

The Lone Tree said...

school is definatly not close to home. It is about 6 miles or more depending on how you go. She decided to do just becasue she wanted to do it. Thats it she says. I was totally freaked when the reality of what COULD have happened set in.

spaceyhawks said...

wow. I am so sorry about this babe! Thank the heavens above there are sweet angels watching out for all of us! Love you!

Carolynfujii said...

Thank you for posting my footprints poem. I love your story. Please visit
and feel free to link to my page. God bless you and keep you safe always. Author Carolyn Joyce Carty