Monday, August 18, 2008

why mondays and I don't mix...

Well today was a doozy. I've been up visiting family in Wisconsin the last few days, and this morning I crashed the green machine.
I was pulling out of a entryway in a strip mall type area, and wham. Out of nowhere came a SUV right into the side of us. I had looked both ways, and somehow missed the guy who barreled into us. I saw the guy just before he hit us. Somehow I remained completely calm and turned to the boys who were just a bit stunned. They were both ok. There was glass everywhere, all over me, all over the dash and the floor. My window was completely shattered. I got out the passenger side and opened the boys door so they could see me. My arm killed but at the time I cared less. People came over asking if we were all ok, and soon an ambulance arrived and the boys walked away without a scrape on them.
Thank you Jesus.
I got some nice cuts on my upper arm and I know tomorrow I will be sore, but really God saved us from what could have been much worse.
All I have to say is, thank God for our van. The side air-bags were deployed and I really think if we wouldn't have been in a van with those Max and most certainly I would've been off far worse.
Anyway, I called Justin, people were so good to us, and I cried a little, mostly because I was embarrassed. The guy that hit me made me feel bad, but he only talked with me for a short minute after the accident.
As expected, I received a ticket. It was my fault as I pulled into traffic and I had the yield. I had to go to the bank right away and then to the station to pay the ticket since I'm from out of state. That was strange and slightly annoying but I gave the policeman a hard time about it, telling him I was helping the upkeep of the newly remodeled police station. He was a nice guy.
So, we'll find out tomorrow what the damage to our car is. I looked at it, and he really only hit my door, and the back sliding door a little. The front end looks fine and the frame seems to be in tact. I think the biggest concern is the airbags. So we'll see.
All I could see as paramedics and the tow truck arrived was the dollar signs adding up. I felt horrible. Not only would we have to pay for our car, but also the other guys car and whatever other bills came from this accident. I feel so foolish.
Most of all though, I'm thankful that God protected the three of us today. It could've been much worse, and my in-laws came to our rescue with open arms. My mother-in-law and sister-in-law took the boys to their house while my Father-in-law and I went to the police station and the collision center. I'm so thankful for such awesome family to take care of us.
And just to be safe my Dad listened to the baby's heartbeat and he sounds good in there. I've been feeling him move a lot today too.
So even though this Monday and I didn't mix, but the Lord is good, and I'm thankful to him.

16 comments:

Kirby3131 said...

Oh goodness - what a day. I'm so thankful that for the most part all is well. Sometimes it is events like this that shows us how our families react under pressure. You will always know now. They are fantastic!

Josh said...

When I saw the 2 pics, & read the line about you being up in WI, I must say, the 1st thing that popped in my head was "oh my gosh, Anne got maulled by a bear!!"

I'm so thankful you & all 3 boys were ok!! What a scare. I hate accidents. Just the feeling in your gut is terrible. & people can be so rude in accidents. Obviously it was an accident, that guy didn't have to be a jerkface about it. Try not to take it personally, I heard the jerk store called & they had just made a sale.

Just remember Anne, this is why you have car insurance, too. You don't have to worry about what it costs, only what your deductible is.

I wish I could give you a hug! Hang in there, friend. I love you.

dancebythelight said...

Awwww, I'm so sorry, but so glad you guys are okay!!!! Thank the Lord! I pray for minimum damage for your van!

Michelle said...

Whew! So glad you're ok! Wow...

Sarah said...

what an ordeal. glad to you the you and all three boys are safe. all that stuff is no fun, but your attitude of thankfulness to God is inspiring. hope all the $$ stuff turns out okay! thinking of you,
sarah

Anonymous said...

I am just sitting here with tears in my eyes... so thankful to God that he kept our Anne and Max and Evan safe. Thank you Jesus for your goodness and mercy to us.

Aunt Sue

Katie said...

Wow, Anne! That's scary. I'm so glad you're all okay and I know that was so scary!

Lauren W said...

I'm so glad that you're ok, and that the boys were so unscathed. That's so scary. Good luck getting everything taken care of.

Ashleigh said...

Anne, so thankful you, the boys, and baby are fine.

Bethany said...

So glad you are okay. That must have been really scary with the boys in the car with you. Also being pregnant. I was in an accident and total my car when I was pregnant with Seth it was scary. Hope you are feeling better soon and that you didn't do too much damage to your car.

annikadurbin said...

Oh my gosh, Anne! I would be a wreck. I'm so sorry, but glad you all and baby are okay. I know how scary it is when the dollar signs are flashing and all you can hear in your head is "cha-ching" BUT God will provide for your needs!! He is faithful to care for us--including our accidents and mistakes. Take heart! I'll be praying for you!

bethyoung said...

awww, I'm sorry to hear that Anne. You do have insurance so you will be fine with that part of it!!! I'm thankful that you and your boys remained safe. What a blessing. I'm sorry about your arm, though and hope that it feels better. It's the little injuries sometimes that seem like big ones with how annoying they are :-)

Kim said...

Oh, Anne, this is terrible! Praise God you and the babies are okay. I hope your arm feels better soon!!

Megan said...

oh, i'm so glad it's as good as it is! don't feel foolish at all, it happens all the time- i'm thankful you're all fine! youch on the arm!

Megan

Sarah G. said...

I am so glad that you guys are okay! I will be praying for peace and the Lord's provision for your car and any other unexpected expenses. I know this must be hard. I pray blessings on you and your household in Jesus name!!

Zoe said...

So not sure if it is the hormones or what but I am in tears! I am so happy you are all okay! Praise God!