Friday, 30 December 2011
Thanks to the kindness of strangers.
On the way over to our house Christmas morning my mum and step-dad saw an old couple sat with their hazard lights on. My mum stopped to ask if they were both ok, the lady had had a stroke in the car and her husband was clearly in shock. My mum and step-dad spent 30 minutes performing CPR to her before the ambulance arrived but sadly she passed away. They were both shook up and cold by the time they arrived and we all felt very sad. So many people drove past whilst they were trying to help her and yet my mum and step-dad were the only people to stop and help. I'm very proud of both of them and also incredibly sad that they had to witness something so sad on what should have been a happy day. Its a stark reminder, if ever one were needed, that life is very precious and also very unpredictable. Needless to say the rest of the day was spent being thankful that we were all here, in this moment, happy, healthy and loved.