Anyone who reads this blog and also knows me IRL and on Facebook definitely noticed the dissonance between weekend Facebook postings and Monday's blog post. I must admit that I typed up that little gem last week and scheduled it to post on Monday. Because, trust me, on Monday I was not thinking good and caring thoughts about women in Haiti or about great projects like Maiden Nation.
Instead I was saying the "F" word more than I ever have in my life, probably combined, and feeling really crappy.
Saturday night, Abel and I were rear ended by a drunk driver. We were stopped at a red light (as were about 10 cars around us) as he barreled -- and we think even accelerated -- down the road in his work truck, crashed into us, and kept on going. I really don't want to go into all the details but I will add that when we stopped, it was because of (thanks to?) a tree.
It was the single most terrifying experience of my life.
We are OK. We are going to be OK.
But it really, really sucks.
We are thankful for many things.
1. Our children were not with us. (THANK GOD)
2. We were driving my parents' SUV, which took the punishment quite well, considering.
3. They caught the guy. We are looking forward to testifying at that trial, believe you me.
4. We have been well taken care of by friends and loved ones, including:
a. My parents who were in town and took care of the kids.
b. The neighbor who recognized Abel at the crash scene and stopped. (I had already been taken to the hospital via ambulance.)
c. Another friend who came to the hospital and stayed even though they wouldn't let her back.
d. The friend who took our grocery list and went shopping for us.
e. Countless others who have brought us meals, treats, and made offers to help.
f. Our chiropractor!
So I'm remembering that it could have been worse and am trying to focus on the many things we have to be thankful for.
Your continued good thoughts are appreciated!
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