Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What Do You Think?

Since my job moved further away from where I live, I have been trying to find the best time to leave for work to avoid traffic at the 4 -way stops. Trying to find the best route to avoid school buses. There has been no solution except grin and bear it.

This morning I saw that school bus coming toward me.  Yup, we would meet just in time for the bus to slow and put out the stop sign.  I noticed 3 kids waiting at the side of the road, waiting to cross in front of me. I glanced at the bus driver who gave the kids the thumbs up, which was their sign it was safe to cross the road. I waited patiently for the door to close and the stop sign to be pulled in giving me the OK to proceed. As I slowly started to move forward, I glanced at the bus driver again. She blew me a kiss and gave me a little wave. I don't know why, but the entire event brought tears to my eyes and I can't figure out why. Stopping for a school bus and patiently waiting is second nature for me. Heck, driving the kids to school over the years, I've made plenty of these stops.  I wonder why this event on this day was so emotional for me. What do you think?