Oh my gosh I'm still a little stunned. I got in my first car accident today. I've never been in one or caused one...until a few hours ago. You see, I had just dropped Audrey off at dance and then went to the bank. I was on my way back to my mom and dad's house to get the boys when all of the sudden, I was in another vehicle's back end! I swear all I did was blink and before I knew it, the truck in front of me had stopped suddenly. I guess that's 5:00pm traffic on Broadway - I'm not usually out driving at that time, but Audrey has a dance camp this summer that puts me on the road during rush hour. It was an out-of-body experience, I'll tell you that. I still don't know how it happened but it did. I can't explain to you how scary it was to jolt forward, then have the air bag stop you cold only to be sucked into the seat from the protection of the belt retraction (both wonderful safety features but still, ow!) When I got out of the van, my chest hurt. A minute later, I realized my hand was burned and was bothering me. Then I found another burn on my arm that didn't feel good. A few minutes later my neck was in pain. And minutes after that, I realized my head was hurting badly in a few spots. I'm very lucky that's all that happened (so far - hopefully that's all) and that no one else was hurt. Also, I'm glad we're fully covered with our insurance and that we invested in some extra GAP insurance, too.
Do you want to hear how I was especially blessed, though? I was out during the day at a nutrition class and the kids were being babysat by my parents. When I went to get them and take Audrey to dance - Kaden was asleep and Kyle wanted to stay. I left the baby but I actually had Kyle in the van and had pulled out of the driveway when he said he wanted to stay. I was going to say no and let him cry it out, but felt I should ask my mom if it was o.k. She said yes, and thank goodness. After the wreck we were taking things out and went to get his carseat. It wasn't buckled in to the van! (We move it around a lot btw our two cars, my parent's and Kev's parent's.) All I can say is thank you Heavenly Father for inspiring me to let Kyle stay with my mom and dad - and for my mom saying yes. Who knows what injuries he would of had if he came with me and was in a carseat not buckled in. His carseat could have flown to who knows where during the wreck!