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|Sun, 12-21-2003 - 9:17pm|
I reversed into a car parked on our street Friday. We have a funeral home on the corner of our street and they had a huge funeral Friday and all sorts of cars were parked on our street. Anyway, I left a note with my name and phone number. It did not dent the car but scratched the paint. I got back from running errands and the girl was getting in her car. I apologized again and her mother said I needed to call for a police report. She was very dour and unfriendly. I did so and we got it all squared away. I explained that things were kind of crazy around my house and blurted out my situation with Devin. She left and I thought she probably thinks I am insane.
Tonight, I get a knock at the door and it was the girl's mother. She brought a prayer cloth for us. Isn't that the sweetest thing? I don't really believe prayer cloths heal but to take time to do that with a complete stranger is just wonderful. It just helps confirm my believe in the innate human goodness that resides in people.
I am going through this hell during the holiday season wondering the meaning and the reason for Devin's painful, long death. Everywhere I turn, I have gotten kindness and love and support. I may never know the true reason but I know caring and love which is more than some people ever know. I feel very blessed.
Thank you board for all your support. I get weepy thinking about it. Faceless people-SavCal, PJ, Virgo, DJ, OK and all the others on this board have helped me so much. It really gives me hope when I feel so hopeless.