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Devoutly Catholic woman, working towards a big farm with more chickens than cows, more pigs than chicken, and as many babies as the good Lord blesses us with.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Saint Anne, Saint Nicholas, and I

For those of y'all who don't know, Saint Anne is the patron saint of mothers and Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of children. I'm including them in this post because I was frantically praying to them on Friday after work.

I'll start at the beginning of the story. On Friday I worked an eight hour shift at the clothing store that I work at part-time. When I went out to my car I noticed that the car next to me still had it's motor running and appeared to be empty. That's when I noticed the little boy, who looked to be about two or three, and the baby, who looked to be maybe six months old. My first reaction was shock, how could someone leave there two young children alone in the car? After absorbing the situation for a minute, I got back out of my car, marched back into work and told my manager about my discovery. We located the mother, who had been shopping for about half an hour before I found her kids in the car, who promptly told us that she had left the car running so that they would be warm and not to worry. I'm not a mother yet my self but when she said that to us, I felt physically ill. So I went back to my car, sat there, and watched these two babies to make sure they were safe. At one point the baby started to fuss and the two year old reached over and calmed the baby. By this point I was crying and praying with all my might. I sat and watched those babies for forty-five minutes before their mother came out of that store. An hour and fifteen minutes they sat in that car by themselves.

As I sit and type this out, I wonder why I didn't call the police, it just didn't cross my mind at the time. Like I said, I'm not a mother yet, but I already know that I could never leave my children in the car like that. If I can't be bothered to take the time to get my babies out of the car and into the store, that new pair of jeans just isn't happening. It still blows my mind, an hour and fifteen minutes.....

What do y'all think? What would you have done?


  1. I would have called the cops. My heart breaks hearing that story. Those poor babies. An hour and fifteen minutes alone?! (You were there, but they would have been alone had it not been for you!) My goodness...I cannot imagine what would be so important that one would leave her children completely alone like that...I just added that to my prayers. May the Lord bless them & keep them from harm.

    1. My fear is that if she's done it once, she'll do it again. I truly regret not calling the police that very moment or at the very least taking down her license plate number and then calling the cops.