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The Bus Station Angel

I went to San Antonio this past weekend and attended the American Council of the Blind State Conference. It was a lot of fun; I got to see people I haven't seen in years, and even went on a boat cruise on the River Walk. While waiting at the San Antonio bus station to go home, I was standing in line to catch the 4:45 bus to Austin, when I realized I was in the wrong line. A lady who just happened to be in the vicinity asked if i needed help getting to the right bus. I said yes, thinking she worked there. She took me to look for the right bus, and we discovered it hadn't arrived yet. I found out she wasn't a bus station employee, but was there to help put her daughter's boyfriend on a bus going to Waco. She graciously stayed with me until we located my bus, and even got on with me to make sure I got settled. She even gave me a hug before she got off the bus. I think sometimes we need to be reminded there are wonderful people out there, who are more than happy to lend a hand when they see someone in need. Call them angels, Good Samaritans, or just kind people, they pick us up when we're down. I may never see this lady again (she did tell me her name was Michelle, and her daughter had the same name as my daughter Jessica). But I'll never forget her kindness. I'm sure God will bless her richly for it.

09/23/2009 11:51AM
The Bus Station Angel
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