October 12, 2016
Today I was Blessed to be a Blessing. Blessed to Assist an elderly woman on the side of the road. I went out today in the dense fog to check on a friend’s well-being.
On my way home, I saw an elderly woman on the other side of the road standing outside of her car looking around bewildered. I turned around at the next intersection to go back and see if I could assist her. The fog was so dense I could hardly see where her car was off the side of the road. It was even worse than the picture that was taken later on my way home.
When I pulled up behind her, she was in her car trying to get back onto the road. She saw me behind her and stopped. I went up to her car to see what was happening. She had a German accent. I just had realized I never asked her name! I asked her if she was OK. She said she did not know where she was. I asked her where she was going. She gave me the intersection near her home because she could not remember her address or even the street name of where she lived. She was quite bewildered. I told her to follow me and I would take her to that intersection.
We started off and she indeed stayed right behind me. We went a max of 40. Much slower when coming up to an intersection because you could not see the traffic light until it was time to stop if it was red! I was VERY glad I had my “smart phone” because I could not tell where on the 24 we were. As we got closer to the turn, a man pulled in right behind me and in front of her. I slowed down so he would pass me and he would not. I finally pulled off the road to let him pass, so she would be able to follow me as I turned at the next intersection. Google maps guided us to the intersection she gave me. We stopped on the side of the road.I asked her about her address or the street name. She still did not remember. I asked about her registration or driver’s license. She was fairly confident she could get home from there so we parted ways. She said she would say a prayer for me. I also prayed for her to be guided home the rest of the way safely. I can’t believe I didn’t even ask her name…
The whole time I was thinking of my Mom who still drives at 89 (in a small town) and has some issues remembering. I thought about how grateful I would be for someone to help her if she needed it. I called my Mom when I got home. It was so good to hear her voice.
I am so glad that I was in the right place at the right time and was able to Assist the Woman getting home.