Sunday, October 23, 2016

Carson Got Lost


Last night upon returning home from our trip we stopped at our friend's house to drop off their son and pick up Stella. They live only one street over from where we live. My determined six year old decided he didn't want to wait for the swap and asked his dad if he could ride his scooter home. Unbeknownst to me he convinced Todd that he knew the way home and took off.

When I came out of the house with Stella and heard the news, I didn't think that that had been a wise decision but I wasn't going to criticize my husband's judgement since there wasn't anything I could do at that point except meet Carson at home.

Well, we drove to our house, all along looking for him but never saw him. At first I figured he was at our next door neighbor's front yard checking out his spooking Halloween Ghost Town or inside the house. When it was obvious he was at neither I began walking back to our friends house all the while calling out his name searching for him.

By that time, it was 8 pm and dark. Carson was wearing a t-shirt and shorts appropriate for our 90 degree weather earlier this morning but no longer warm enough for Utah evening temperatures.

Needless to say I was worried about Carson and more than a little upset at his dad. I was praying that all would be well, but had no idea where to go next. I was almost to my friend's home when I got a call from a local unknown number. It was a man who had found Carson on 104th South and 1,300 West near the Gun Vault.

Since I was on foot I got the directions, called Todd and asked him to pick Carson up.  According to Carson, he somehow missed a turn and got disoriented. He ended up on an unfamiliar area and decided to keep going until he reached the Gun Vault and scared started crying.

A woman who was driving along saw him and pulled over. She got his name and phone number. A second car, driven by a man also pulled over and called me. The lady happened to be Julie Uncle, an old co-worker of mine.

All ended well in the end. It was an uneventful vacation with a very exciting ending. Something I'm sure Carson won't forget any time soon.

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