When you get that call that every parent never wants to hear and your child walks away with a bloody elbow and his dog at his side .... Sometimes the best thing you do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe, and have faith that everything will work out for the best.
And will be forever grateful for Michelle Roberts Stawara, Caroline Stawara & Joey who were on the road in a flash to console him & drive him home before I could even process what was happening and gather my composure!! Thank you!! He is a lucky young man to be loved by so many. It takes a village. Team work today!
Also, thank you Patrick Hopkins for taking my 5 am 😉 call to guide me on the insurance process. Travelers insured arrived prior to his truck, assessed and issued check all before 1400 today!! And one last special thank you to the first responders and Lawnwood Regional Medical Center for the prompt attention and care to rule out any obvious serious injuries. It was a unfortunate, but accidents happening and over all it was a successful day and so meh to be thankful for. XOXO #god #godisgood #accidentshappen #lifeline #lifeisgood #tomorrowisntpromised #livefortoday #tomorrowisntpromised #f150
The kids and I were in a car accident today. We are all OK, but I didn’t handle myself too well when it happened. .
I was really angry bc we were in a loaner car and I was running through the embarrassment of bringing back that brand new car damaged. I was pissed because my kids were in the car and my daughter’s side of the car was hit pretty hard. I was mad because of how inconvenient this was going to be. I was scared because I didn’t see it coming and the ambulance came to check on my kids. .
I said a lot of really terrible things in my anger and completely wished I had handled myself better, but as I am growing and working on my development as a better person, I have given myself grace to feel the anger, the pain, the resentment, and now I’m letting it go with love. As the love has set in and I realize my kids are safe, and nothing is going to happen really when I return the car, and in the grand scheme of things, this accident doesn’t matter, I am recognizing that maybe I should have handled myself a little better in front of my children and the driver who hit us. .
But the thing is, as much as I have learned from this and recognize my need to handle myself better, I’m also allowing it to be OK that I felt the way I did and next time I feel that way, I’ll remember that I need to let those feelings happen, but have a bit more self control and then move forward in love and grace. 💕