Story first ... then the grateful moment.
Ross is working at Bethel until very late tonight so my wonderful in-laws agreed to watch E-man while I went down to church for choir rehearsal. I needed to chat with the choir director after rehearsal and knew I needed to pick him and get him home for bed. I chatted with Ross briefly on my way back to his parents' home and I even said - I'm getting off the phone, there are a lot of cops out here tonight. A few minutes later, within a few feet of making the turn onto my in-laws street, the red and blue lights came on and a HUGE RIDICULOUSLY BRIGHT flood light. I pulled over and this is how the conversation went ...
Cop: Hi. How are you tonight?
Cop: Do you know why I pulled you over?
Me: I was going too fast.
Cop: That's true. Do you know how fast you were going?
Me: 40? (I mean, it was sort of a lucky guess but I usually pay pretty close attention to my speed)
Cop: I clocked you going 43. Do you know what the speed limit is right here?
Me: I really don't.
Cop: It's 30. Where are you heading tonight?
Me: [Sticking my arm out the window, pointing at the street I was about to turn on] Actually, I was about to turn right here to pick up my 2 year old and I'm running late.
Cop: Can I see your ID?
Cop: I'll be right back.
(literally only took like 2 minutes - thank goodness for a clean, boring record!)
Cop: I'm just going to ask you to slow it down. We've had a lot of complaints on this road lately, that's why I'm out here tonight.
Me: No problem! Thank you!
Cop: Have a good night.
There's my THANKFUL moment for the day! I'm thankful because:
-sometimes honesty does pay off
-the cop was really kind and not scary
-it was a 'free' warning to slow down
-the whole heart-racing moment only took 4 minutes