We were stopped at a red light on 31 (right across the street from West Elementary). I was thinking about how I was going to go to McDonalds and get me some fries and a LARGE sweet tea and sit in carpool line (bc I was a little early). When there was a BAM!!! It was the weirdest feeling ever! I wish I could explain. It was just like the crash test dummies. I felt just like one of those. I never saw the guy coming (which they say is good because I gave into the movement of the crash instead of bracing myself)and he had no idea we were stopped at a red light. When I was hit it took a sec to realize that it was a wreck I was just in and at that point, I braced myself because I was going into the car in front of me and BAM...the airbag came out. I do wish I could have seen it on video! I'm sure now after the fact it would have been funny to see me trying to process it all. It's funny how I immediately had no clue what was going and I also immediately wondered..."what was I just doing" , "did I cause this to happen". Again, a very strange feeling because I never saw it coming. The babies immediately started screaming and crying in fear. But when I told them it was ok (through fear and tears myself) they sat in their seats quietly and waited. The whole thing was about 45 minutes but I swear it felt like it was 15 minutes tops. The police and EMTs were there immediately.
I couldn't open my door or the other door on my side. My airbag burned my hand a little and my neck was immediately sore. And because I braced myself and pressed the brake trying not to hit the other car my calve muscle was REALLY sore as well. But that was it. I was so glad the kids were perfectly fine! No soreness no complaints from them. And to me I can deal with that pain, thanks to Dr. Gamble, who I love so much and took the time to see me on SATURDAY!! I continued to thank the Lord that we were all "fine"... It was a crazy traumatic turn of events...Because the airbag came out the car is totalled. Now, we are looking for a new vehicle. I thought it would be fun but actually it's a little nerve racking. But HOPEFULLY we are at least going to lower our car payment by $100. So that could be a little blessing in disguise.
So thankful the Lord knows all the plans. I'm just trusting him and looking for ways to learn from this experience.
|Scene of the crime...so shook up that I only took this picture...|
|This is the car in front of me...the damage I did!|
|the one who didn't see me...|
|My burn...Real dramatic, right?!? Look real close. HA!|
THANK YOU SILENA...For coming to my rescue!! Without you I may still be stranded...ha ha ha!