My journey through life as a Follower of Christ, as a mom, and as a Marine Corps Wife!
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Wow!!! I was driving home from the grocery store the other day and this man, probably in his seventies, freaks out at me. I saw him turn his flashers on, so I figured that I might as well move around him. The moment I did this he begins yelling at me. He proceeded to drive up along side me and call me every name in the book. I simply ignored him and didn't give him the time of day, which I think upset him even more because he then pulled ahead and moved in front of me into my lane. Well, I didn't know what this guy was going to do, so naturally I switched lanes. He then proceeded to slow down and roll his window down and give me the finger. Now in my head, I was thinking wow, was all this really necessary? Then I stopped and began to think about Christ and how calm he would have been in the situation. While, I did ignore the man, I didn't go out of my way to love on him or to show him Christ through my actions. While, I think every road rage situation is different, I truly believe that we might be faced with situations as the one I just described, merely to see how we respond to them and to help us reflect on our own character and attitude.
I love to get up early and work out. It starts my day off with energy while giving me peace and quiet as well as time to myself to talk with God. I am married to a wonderful man with whom we have a beautiful daughter and a dashing son! Life can't get much better than this!!