The Toddler In The Carpark

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David put his pickup in Park, opened the door, and went after the little girl. “No child that age should be walking alone across a busy parking lot,” he told himself.

Ron McClung recently shared a story on the wesleyan.org blog.

It’s a nice read that stood out this morning among all the other articles, posts and stories in the reading list. It’s a simple story, a scenario that’s experienced every day by folks all around the world…perhaps you’ve had this experience yourself.

She was two and a half years old and cute as a button. But when our son David saw her, she had just come from between parked cars and was headed across a busy parking lot, where scores of cars were coming and going for picture day at the soccer complex.

David put his pickup in Park, opened the door, and went after the little girl. “No child that age should be walking alone across a busy parking lot,” he told himself.

When he caught up with her, he said, “Hey, whatcha doing? Where are you going?”

She was trying to find her mother. David asked, “Where is she?” The little girl pointed toward six soccer fields, full of players and parents.

There’s certainly a deeper truth to this short tale…read the full story here: https://www.wesleyan.org/6276/happy-endings