Editor: I and the family of 2-year-old Lane Tomlinson would like to publicly express our sincerest thank you to the kindest lady, whom I have never met, named Ms. Rhonda Loyd for her heroic role in saving our sweet little angel. Without Ms. Loyd acting so courageously and quickly, I could possibly no longer be a mother.
I could have lost my only child. My family and I will be indebted to her kindness for all eternity. I thank God for putting her in our lives at just the right moment. So, thank you Ms. Loyd. Had it not been for you, I am aware that the outcome could have been very different. A hero doesn’t have to have a cape and save terrified women from burning buildings, though I know you probably would if you could. Heroes simply have to make the world a better place even if that’s only by one person’s life.
I am that one person. You’ve become a hero to me.For those of you curious as to what amazing heroic act was preformed, I will share. On Friday, Dec. 15, Lane was discovered by Ms. Loyd walking into the five lanes on Highway 84. My son had walked out of a day care in Long County. My, not quite 2-year-old son, who was unsupervised, opened three doors to make his way outside. Alone.
Ms. Lloyd quickly reacted and blocked traffic with her car and rescued my son. I’m horrified to even think what may have happen had she not been there.
Much to my dismay the daycare had no clue that Lane had been missing or for how long. Thankfully it was Lane’s guardian angel who found him. I shudder to think of all the possibilities had it not been her.
I hope this letter makes its way to you, Ms. Loyd. I need you to know that there really aren’t enough words to explain how I feel, how grateful I am that you were placed in our son’s path that day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for what you did for us. I am so incredibly thankful for your caring presence that day. Thank you, Coastal Courier for printing this and letting me voice my appreciation to Ms. Loyd.
God bless you and your family.
Taylor Dinkins Tomlinson