Tuesday, October 16, 2012

On Your Heart Tuesday

Last night, around 9, I took my dog Coco out for a walk. Well, I always take her out behind our apartment, there is a huge field there. When she was done, we started back around to the front of our apartment building. As we got to the porch, where you go into our apartment building, there were two guys standing there. One was standing on the left side of the door, the other was standing on the right side of the door. Of course, Coco always has to get love and attention. She stopped, and was looking at both guys, wagging her tail, and barking. The guy on the right, bent over, and started talking to her, and petting her. She loved that, little attention seeker, lol After he stopped petting her, I opened the door, to go in. I do not know how it happened, but I tripped, and fell. I hit the floor, hard. Ouch, it really hurt. I loss my hold on the leash when I fell. Coco took off running around the corner toward our apartment. Praise God we were inside, and not still outside. I was so embarrassed, because those guys saw me fall. I was scared, because I did not know if I would be able to get up off the floor by myself. Since my stroke, I have major problems with my feet, and legs. I have hardly any strength. I could hear those guys talking, it made me feel like some animal they were betting on. The one guy said, "Do you think she can get up?". The other guy said,"No, I don't think she can. I started crying, but, I turned myself around, grabbed onto the door handle with both hands, and finally pulled myself up. I limped around the corner, and down the hall, to my apartment. There stood Coco, waiting at the door for me. I opened the door, and went in. I started calling for Eddie as soon as I got in the apartment. I sat down in a chair at our kitchen table. Eddie said,"What is wrong?" Through my tears, I managed to tell him what had happened. He was upset, said he could not believe that neither one of those guys helped me up. I told him that it was ok. My heart was very heavy. I truly realize more, and more, that I have had a stroke. I am not the same. I felt so alone, like a freak at the circus. I cannot believe those guys just stared at me, and laughed. No compassion at all, and they knew I had health problems. Eddie had talked to them before. But, everything is ok. My right knee is badly swollen, and bruised. I am really sore, but no problem. God was, and is with me. I am praying for those two guys, asking God to work on their hearts.May they never experience what I did last night.

19 comments:

Boo and Kari said...

I'm so sorry for your experience last night. There are so many in this world who don't reach out to help. I call it the what's-in-it-for-me syndrome. We've encountered it dealing with Boo's disabilities. More often, people have been helpful. Praying that your knee will heal and that there are brighter days ahead. God bless you!

Pam said...

Some people need a good head-slap from Gibbs.

joy said...

Oh, It was a very sad episode and really, it was a shame for those two guys who didn't do a thing to help you. Heartless people. Yes, we have to pray for those people too.

Hope, you feel betetr now.

Wanda's Wings said...

I am amazed by the lack of compassion some people have. I am glad coco did not run away and you were able to get up.

Wendy said...

These 2 guys perhaps have never been shown compassion as they were growing up and therefore don't know how to respond compassionately to someone in need.

Regardless, it was a horrible situation for you Denise. I am sad that we are living in a world where compassion is lacking as much as it is.

I hope your knee heals quickly and you get over the shock of this fall and lack of empathy.

Sending you a enormousness (((((( hug ))))) from Scotland.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

I am so sorry you had to go through that. I think it speaks volumes that instead of getting mad at them you are praying for them. You have a kind heart and a loving soul. Thank you for being such a great example for us all!

God bless you Denise.

LeAnn said...

I feel so sad when I hear stories like yours. I do hope you are OK and your knee is alright. Wow, I can't believe what they didn't do. I often think that so many do not have compassionate hearts. I am so grateful myself to know that we have a Heavenly Father and Savior that are always there for us. You and I are also so blessed to have good husbands who take care of us.
Blessings and hugs to you!
I must say that you are an inspiration.

Rebecca said...

Hope you iced that knee, Hon. Sorry about your fall and sad about the insensitivity of the two young men.

Martha said...

I'm glad you managed to pick yourself up n get home safely. Those guys were mean. They'll understand someday soon when they face their own problems. I'm praying for you. Keep having faith n trust in Hm.

my simple reflections said...

sorry denise to hear that..remembred me my mom...i was in holland and she was very independent..at her 85 she wont let anyone help her..her case is different..but she kept falling on the street...her nees were not strong ..once she felt so bad and hit her head..i was just sad...but at the end she accept the lord jesus...and that was the final point..that was my joy...love you friend..can comment too much..im working these days..and huub needs my attention..you understand...but you are on my mind..loves

Annmarie Pipa said...

they need prayers. they are lost.

Maple Lane said...

I am so very sorry for your injury and for the cruel treatment you received. We should all love and have compassion for one another.

Jennifer Peterson said...

I hope you feel better and glad coco was still there! ((hugs))

Katie said...

Denise I am so sorry. I wish I was there to help you. Or to sit with you after. You mindset and attitude to have compassion on those guys and to pray for them is impressive. you are an amazing woman!

Dorothy said...

Oh God, I'm so sorry that happened to you,Denise. And I thank God he watched over you and Coco and saw you back home safely. Please take care of your knee, I pray for you and wish for you all the best. I know how you feel about church, too, my husband won't go with me either. You are a kind and strong person, and an inspiration to others.
Love, dorothy

Dee said...

It is a sad sign of the end times...I am glad nothing was broken...you deserve some mighty big hugs.♥

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Truly awful, Denise. I'm so sorry for the fall and for the embarrassment you felt. I'm also mad that these young men were so callous in their responses toward you. You are stronger than you think you are; I pray God's continuing protection over you as you come and go. I love you dearly.

~elaine

Becky Jane said...

Sounds like those 2 fellas need to read my most recent post...it's about being a Good Samaritan. Hope your bumps and bruises heal soon and Coca learns to take better care of you...HUGS!

LOLITA said...

Denise, I wonder what age group you belong. But I just want you to know that we are in one boat regarding the stroke part.

I've had a mild-stroke at 54 and that is almost 4 years now. I have the same predicament as you because I noticed that after I walked again, I still have this slight stiffness and limp. You are true... we are never the same in agility and balance. I had several falls already.

Anyway, I am sorry for that fall which was witnessed by unfeeling teens. Hope you are better again by this time.

Blessings.