I have always tried to raise my children to be compassionate towards other people and yesterday my daughter amazed me. I was busy writing an article yesterday afternoon about the time that my daughter normally arrives home. I didn’t think to much about her being late (she rides the bus home) and sometimes she is a few minutes late. I get a a call from the school letting me know that my daughter was okay and that she was still at school. My heart skipped a beat but I was thankful that she was okay. The lady that called me said that the bus driver got ill on the way to pick up my daughter from school and that they had to send a new driver to get her.
I don’t normally brag about my children but yesterday my daughter was a hero. I wanted to share her courageous story with others.
My daughter tossed her stuff onto the couch and came over to sit down beside me. I noticed that she was in tears and told me that she saved her bus driver’s life. I told her that I was proud of her. I started asking my daughter what happened yesterday afternoon and she started sharing with me the details that unfolded yesterday.
When she went outside to get onto the bus, she immediately noticed that her bus driver was crying and that something wasn’t right. My daughter asked her bus driver, “Are you okay?” Her bus driver responded, “No! Please go get my phone from the back of the bus and go inside the school to get help.” My daughter retrieved the lady’s phone and went inside of the school to get some help. She found several people including the school nurse and they came outside to the bus to access the situation. One of the school officials ended up calling 911 to request and ambulance.
The paramedics showed up and quickly assessed the situation. Her bus driver ended up going to the hospital by ambulance because they think she was having a heart attack.
I am thankful that my daughter was attentive to the bus driver’s condition. I am proud of her for handling the situation properly so that her bus driver could get appropriate medical attention.
Has your child ever surprised you and handled an adult situation?