Let me tell you what this camera has endured in the last day. After going on a vacation to the mountains, this camera was traveling in a car on the way home. The roads were snowy, but the journey was almost over. Thirty minutes away from home, this camera (and the car it was riding in) were involved in a bad car accident. The car started sliding on the black ice over a bridge- hit the guard rail, the side of a semi-truck, the guard rail again, then the truck again…finally landing in a grassy median. In the accident, the trunk of the car came open, sending the camera flying outside of its bag. It was found afterwards lying in the middle of the interstate Amazingly, it doesn’t have a scratch on it and works just fine.
Just like the camera…we too were shaken but unscathed. The boys, Prince Charming and I were in that car also. In the split second where the collision was inevitable…I thought the worst. I closed my eyes and screamed, not expecting to come out of it unharmed. Big Brother was asleep when it happened, but awoke either during or right afterwards. He has no recollection of the traumatic accident (thank goodness). Little Brother was eating a Nilla Wafer at the time of the accident and afterwards looking back at him, he was still munching away, acting as if nothing happened. The boys and I were promptly ushered away from the scene without a scratch. Prince Charming stayed behind with the car…which is totaled. He too is just fine. The truck who we hit never stopped…he just kept driving until he was pulled over several miles down the road.
We felt the hand of God protecting us last night. It truly is a miracle that we are all okay! We are so very thankful that no one was hurt. This has been a humble reminder to me how fragile life is! In a split second, our world could have easily been turned upside down. I’ve been hugging on my babies even more today…cherishing every moment with them. I’ve thanked God a hundred times for protecting them (and us).
I’ll be preoccupied for the next few days…dealing with insurance, looking for a car to purchase, and ordering new carseats. I hope you’ll excuse my absence…