I feel terrible right now. I just got back from running errands and when I was on the road heading towards home, I accidently ran over a squirrel. I wish I hadn't looked in the rear view mirror - he was on his back and his poor little legs were flailing. I can't get the image out of my head. I am so distraught right now. I can't stop crying for the poor little thing. My husband thinks I am being silly, but if you knew me well - you'd know that I wouldn't hurt anything on purpose- (except of course spiders - deathly afraid of them and can't bear to have them in my home!)
When my kids were younger they laughed that I pulled the car over for a bee which was holding tightly to my windshield waiting to fly off when my car would slow down.
I have so much to do and all I can think about is the poor little squirrel and how I hope he didn't suffer. I can't seem to bring myself to go back to look to see if he is gone. Maybe he is still alive - I feel bad that I didn't wait to help him.
Maybe some of you think I am being silly - but please say a prayer that my little squirrel friend didn't suffer. God takes care of the sparrows- I know that he cares for this little guy too.
All morning I have been watching my sweet friends outside on my porch enjoying the treats that I leave them. The picture at the top of this post was taken looking out on my back deck at a squirrel sitting in our bird feeder. We have it suspended from a pole attached to the deck. I enjoy watching them eat so much and I don't even mind the fact that they keep the birds away when they do this. I have set up some corn cobs now for them to enjoy, but they much prefer the sunflower seeds in the feeder. This picture was taken in the early Fall - I have to take pictures of them through my window because if I open the door - they will run down the stairs.
I can't believe I was so careless. I need to slow down when I drive - maybe that is my lesson in all of this. I get close to home and just get in "the zone" and wasn't thinking.
Now I have to live with the fact that I killed something that I love.
Okay Kymber...refocus - Christmas is around the corner and still so much to do....