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.