You know how phone calls after 9:00 pm can make you jump (because you just know it's bad news) but then it usually turns out to be a wrong number or your friend who's single & has no concept of time? Except, sometimes, your heart jumped for a reason....& though it may not be the best of news, at least it's not as bad as it could be. And you're just deeply grateful. But you may need to remind yourself of that several times, when the after 9:00 phone call starts out like this:
"Mom, before I say anything else, I need you to promise you won't say "oh, my Gawd!" or freak out or anything, ok?"
Then you just have to keep reminding yourself to breathe.
Well, the bad news is: the car is totalled :-( The good news is: my youngest, my baby, is ok : -)
Shook up; a little bruised; but OKAY. The people in the other car are OK. She's OK; really OK.
Thank you, God.
Hug the people you love tonight. Every night. Because you just never know how each day will end. I am thankful my day ended as well as it did; it could have been so much worse.
And I'm writing this down now, so I can go back & read it again when the next insurance bill comes.
Would someone please invent Nerf cars?