Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Saturday Night

I was leaving my sister in laws house and headed for my parents house about an hour and a half south. Baby M started gagging {I think from drainage in his throat} and then began throwing up all over himself, about 3 times to be exact. I pull to the nearest exit and head to a McDonald's/Convenient store...run into the bathroom w/ him and give him a mini bath in the sink, put clean pajamas on him and race him back to the car, clean up his carseat as best as I can, throw things that he had puked on in large trash bags.......get him back in carseat. Ok, I let out a big sigh........long sigh of relief and thank the nice couple who had just helped me sort things out w/ my big mess. The nice couple told me to drive carefully and have a Merry Christmas, I told them to do the same. I drove away carefully and called Jeff and told him we were headed to my parents {he was in a diff. town}. About 2-3 min. down the road, I change lanes and get SLAMMED by another vehicle. My car was out of control for a few seconds and the car that had hit me, I could hear it rolling and slamming with each roll. When it was over with and my van had stopped, I looked around the van to check on the kids. Thank the Lord they were fine, they weren't even crying...but I was and all I could say was, "Oh, my gosh" over and over again. The police started coming, the ambulances, the firetrucks...I kept asking about the other car and everyone kept saying that they were fine, they're ok. {I still don't know, I just assume they're fine} There are more minor details....but I'm not up for it now. I just want you all to know how very thankful I am for our lives being spared this past Saturday night. I thank the Lord that he watched over us. Please be careful as you travel this holiday season...YOU JUST NEVER KNOW and it happens so quickly. I'm having a hard time with the whole thing, so keep me in your prayers. Thank you, love Katy

22 comments:

Liz said...

OMGosh Katy!! I am so glad that you and the kids are alright. I know that must have been very scary! I am also glad the people in the other car are ok as well.

Rosemarie said...

Oh my goodness, my heart dropped. Thank goodness you guys are OK. Take it slow the next couple of days - you never feel the effects of a car accident until days later. I can't believe the other people are OK if they flipped over like that - wow.

As for the kiddie-vomit - been there, sista. Yuck.

Merry Christmas - be well!!!

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

Oh KATY!!! Oh my gosh - I cannot imagine how terrifying. Oh thank you GOD you guys are okay. So many hugs and prayers for a MUCH less eventful holiday.

NINA said...

OOMY Katy! I'm scared just reading the post. You are right it can happen in a second. I'm so thankful that you and your little ones are safe and sound. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers - I can't imagine. Merry Christmas, Friend. Love, Nina
p.s. I'm so glad there was a nice couple at the mcd's to help you :-)

Mandy Rose said...

Oh I am soo glad your family is okay! How scary!! I can't even imagine. My husband is traveling tonight and it's icy here. I am hoping God will watch over him the way he watched over you guys!!

Sasha said...

So glad the Katys are OK. How scary....

morewineplease said...

Praise GOd that you all are fine! Honey I am so sorry, I am sure you were a mess, I would have been hysterical!
TAKE CARE!

Deanna said...

I'm so glad you all are okay. I can well understand how terrified you must have been.

Shannon said...

Oh my Gosh! So thankful you and your little ones are okay, that sounds scary and purely exhausting all the way around. I will definately keep you all in my prayers. Thank God you are all alright and the other car too! -Shannon

Anniebanannie said...

SO glad everyone is okay as well. Relaz if ya can and have some Merriness.

The Rambler said...

OMG...I'm glad you and the kids are OK!

Take it easy the next couple days and sending tons of bloggy love!

KrissyBo. said...

Gosh that gave me goosebumps reading about it...I hope you're starting to feel better dear. I've been thinking about you guys!! Have a Merry Christmas!

CC said...

Came here from your sister's blog.

Wow!

That is so scary!!!!!!!!!!

I'm glad you are all okay, but how horrifying :(

Jen said...

OH my gosh honey...what a horrible experience! I am so glad you and the kids are okay. It was a Christmas Miracle. Hope you were still able to have a wonderful holiday :-)

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh! Katy! I am thankful that you all are okay. That is terrible. Your story gave me chills and made me tear up. I am so so sorry. ARe you doing better now? That is all so terrible.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Impulsive Addict said...

God is always good. I'm so glad you and the childrens are a-ok. I can only imagine how scared you must have been. Looking forward to your next blog!

Mamalicious said...

Hey Ma. How is the car seat working out for you? When do you leave?

I hope you enjoy your upcoming adventure and get this stress off of your mind.

HP

P said...

I'm glad you're all ok. I'll sure keep you in my prayers.

edie said...

Katy,
Bless you dear and I pray for your continued safety and healing.
Hugs and love,
Edie

Something In The Glass said...

Oh my goodness Katy!! That is so scary it just brought tears to my eyes. Oh, man... I'm actually speechless, and that NEVER happens to me. I'm SO glad you are all okay...

Kalei said...

I am so sorry about the accident. I am very happy it was just cars that were damaged. My friend was in an accident on christmas day due to ice and she broke her back.....But she is in good spirits and making jokes, she will be okay. You have 3 precious children to be thankful for and you know us "super moms" we can get through anything. I bet you are already back into the swing of things....Its the best way to get over the drama of it all. I hope you enjoy your new year!

Kacey R. said...

Girl, I'm just catching up on my reading and I can't believe this! I'm so grateful you and your sweet family are OK. I'll keep you all in my prayers.