Mom Finds Note From Officer Who Pulled Her Over
Kristin Danley 1/7/2017
Ayla Hemeon is a busy mother - and like most mothers she constantly has a million things on her mind. The South Carolina mom had intended to drop off a pumpkin her family had carved for her parents for Halloween, but her crazy-busy scheduled had prevented her from getting there.
So with her to-do list running through her head, Ayla decided to make a quick trip and take care of the pumpkin. She grabbed the jack-o-lantern and put it in the car, then she and her daughter Tara hopped in the vehicle to drive over to her parents' house. They needed to make it a quick trip, because Tara had homework to do when they returned. So they sped off.
Ayla was mentally running through everything she needed to do and didn't pay attention to the fact that she was speeding. She noticed sirens flashing behind her car. As she pulled over, nothing could have prepared her for the moment that was about to take place. Ayla steered over to the side of the road and braced herself for the face-to-face she was about to have with the police officer.
She had no doubt that her busy day was about to get even more hectic...
The officer asked Ayla why she was speeding. What lawful reason could she have? The excuse of dropping off a pumpkin at her parents' house and racing back home for her daughter to finish her homework wasn't exactly a good excuse, Ayla thought. But she told him the truth anyway, accepting the fact that she was about to receive a ticket.
The officer walked back to his car and began writing up her ticket. He returned with the foreboding slip of paper, but it was a warning instead. She was so relieved! Her crazy-busy, hectic day just got a bit lighter.
Ayla pulled back onto the road, headed on to her parents. When she handed the ticket to her daughter to read back to her, Ayla's spirits lifted even more. They realized the officer had not just given her a warning, but had written her a special message. Ayla shared it on Facebook.
"Thanks for all that you do. You could have spent Sunday alone, but you're spending it helping your parents and daughter. Have a good day."
While Americans have been showering kindness and gratitude toward our officers in blue, this officer instead complimented a mom on her efforts in being a good daughter to her aging parents and a good mother to her daughter. It's amazing how such a gesture of kindness can boost one's day, just like it did for Ayla.
Source: Facebook/Ayla Dyer Hemeon