Record-breaking rainfall in Dallas caused flood waters to surge in some areas. A Dallas bus driver and monitor happened to be in the right area at the right time and saved two children from being swept away by floodwaters.
Simone Edmond credits God for the amazing recovery. Edmond has been a bus driver for 22 years. The situation could have been very different had she not gone that route that day.
Edmond stated, “It had to be God to send me that way because I don’t normally go that way. It had to be God to send us that way and to make us think because we knew they needed help.”
Bus monitor Tekendria Valentine and Edmund stated that the bus was empty when the radio call came to pick up a child who had missed the bus. However, that student never showed up.
What did stumble upon though was a boy and girl in desperate need of help. A brother and sister were holding on to a tree for life among raging waters as their father was trying to reach them.
Edmond and Valentine immediately jumped into action to help.
Valentine said, “We were just in the area, I was like maybe it was a waste of time, but then when we seen what we seen, I was like maybe that was God putting us there in that area for that reason.”
The driver and monitor were on a special needs bus with removable seatbelts. In no time, the duo tied the seatbelts together in order to reach the children.
Neighbors also came to the aid and together they were able to rescue the boy and girl.
After the boy and girls were rescued, Valentine said, “The little boy, he was so appreciative of us. He got out and he was like, ‘Please, I want to give you a hug. I want to give you a hug. And I was like, ‘That’s fine, you can give me a hug.’”
Thankfully the timing and quick thinking of these two women saved the lives and those children.