March 11, 2014

Feeling blessed.....

I want my blog friends to know that I may be absent from my blogging a bit here and there.  Last Friday my girls were in a roll over car accident on the way to school.  Jordan called me shortly after the girls left home for school and very calmly told me that they were okay but had went off into the ditch.  Upon my arrival to the scene of the accident I saw this and Josey was covered in blood....



My heart just sank but I knew that I had been blessed this day.  A mother of the girls' classmate came upon the scene and took care of my girls until I arrived.  She had them standing and waiting to see me so that I would know my girls were alive.  The girls hit some black ice, fish tailed and rolled their Trailblazer at least twice into a steep ditch and landed on a fence in a field.  Please take this as a reminder that seat belts save lives and that many accidents happen close to home.  Please buckle up.

As I was driving my girls to the emergency room, my dad called and said that my mom was sick and something was wrong.  He had called the ambulance to take her to the emergency room also.  So we spent all day Friday with my mom and my girls in the ER.  The girls had every x-ray and scan done to make sure there were no broken bones or internal bleeding.  They ended up with severe whiplash from the seat belts, a concussion, black eye, stitches on her hand and a ripped fingernail for Josey. Lots of bruises, bumps and very sore bodies for both girls.  My mom was treated for dehydration from some medicine she was recently prescribed.

The girls and my mom were released Friday afternoon. They will all be fine but my girls are dealing with some expected emotional issues.  It's been a rough few days but I feel we had an angel watching over my family on this horrible day.  We are so thankful that my girls and my mom are okay.  Time will heal the physical wounds and hopefully with lots of hugs and love and chats the emotional parts will heal too.

The girls are back at school with the loving care of our wonderful school counselor/family friend.  It's good for them to be back with friends and continue their normal activities.  Spring Break is coming up and it's a short week this week.  We're looking forward to the time off and just relaxing around the house.

I have some projects to share that I've already had completed so I'll pop up on the blog when I can.  Otherwise it will be hit and miss as I take this time to be with my family.

85 comments:

Pam said...

God is good. I'm so thankful his hand of protection was on them. Take the time you need.

Joanne Loo said...

Thank God your family is safe! Hope everyone has a speedy recovery and pull through this hard time.

Trish Auchmoody said...

I had definitely noticed your absence online for a few days...I'm sorry it was due to these events, but so glad you were blessed with amazing outcomes! I can only imagine how terrifying it must of been to come onto the scene and see that vehicle!

sl said...

Prayers for healing-physical and emotional. What a good reminder on the value of seat beats.

Lynda said...

What a blessing that everyone is okay...hugs to you and your family, Michelle! Take all the time you need...we will all still be here for you too!

Alicia said...

Praise God they are o.k. ... I will be praying in the coming days for healing and peace.

Judy Brill said...

Praying for you and your family Michelle - the picture of the car is so frightening. I am so happy that your girls are ok. Sending Hugs and prayers your way!

katrynka said...

So thankful for you that everyone is ok. Time with them is the best thing right now.

Lynn Put said...

Oh my God! Seeing the picture of their car is like a mothers worse nightmare. Thank God they're ok as well as your mom. Sending healing prayers your way.

Karen said...

So glad that everyone is ok. As a mum of 3 kids driving on the Kansas roads I dread every time there is ice and snow. Hoping your family make a speedy recovery and give them some extra hugs from your blogging friends xx

Gery said...

OMG, what a story I read here. Goosebumbs all over. How many angels can a family have on such a horrible day. I am so glad for all of you, that you're all recovering already, although the physical part can take a long time. Take good care of yourself, the girls and your mum and dad, because family is realy all that matters after such a nightmare.
Groetjes van Gery

WinterBerry Glen said...

I saw that picture and my heart sank!!!! So relieved that your girls are okay. Glad that God protected them the way He did. In one instant all the other things can fade quickly in the background as you realize what is truly important. I'll be praying for your girls as well as thanking God that they are ok. And big hugs for you, too, momma! Take all the time that you need.

Maureen said...

Thank goodness they're ok!! If you led with that picture I would have thought the worst!

Heather Prins said...

oh my heart fell when i read this, I am so glad your girls are ok!! (And your mom). Life is so very fragile. Hugs to you!

Bobbie Brock said...

Praise God! We will pray for you and your family!

Yvonne said...

Your family was definately watched over last Friday. Even though I have never met you or your lovely "Reds" it will be my pleasure to put all of you on my prayer list. Hope all continue to heal!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Oh my.. I'm saying a prayer for your family and hope all goes well. hugs.

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

I don't know you other than to read your blog, but I am glad your children survived. My son totalled his car inna accident a few years ago, the night before Xmas eve. He was okay, but every year I remember the terror of thr day. That type of accident is traumatic.

Erica said...

So happy to hear that your mom and girls are OK!

Stargirl said...

So very grateful to hear that your girls and your Mom are ok.
Thank God for his loving care for you all.

Valerie said...

I'm very glad that they are okay. Thoughts with you

Valerie said...

I'm very glad that they are okay. Thoughts with you

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh my goodness, every mothers nightmare! Thank goodness they are fine, and the damage physically is minimal. What a trying day for you all, I am sure. Take of yourselves, I'm sure you're still all in a bit of shock from it all. *hugs*

lisa westphal said...

Oh Michelle. I am whole-heartedly so thankful your Babies and Mom are alright. Honestly, as I read your post, I didn't even make it to the photo before I was crying. I can't begin to imagine the overwhelming feelings and emotion you went through that day. Thank God they are safe. Sending big hugs your way while you all get through this.
Again, I am soooo happy everything is o.k.
{{hugs}}

jbonomo said...

Glad to hear that your girls and mother are recovering nicely and yes, spring break will be most welcome. Take care of yourself and them......we'll be here when you return. Hugs and prayers.

Karen said...

So thankful God was watching out for your girls! We will pray for them here. As a mom of a daughter that is an upcoming driver (with red hair!) my heart aches for you. Just rest and be with your family. We will all be here when you get back!

Debbie said...

Your daughters were SERIOUSLY being watched over by angels!! Love & hugs to you all!!

gillybean said...

So pleased your girls are ok this is every mothers nightmare once their kids start driving. Here in Australia seat belts are compulsory and halved the road toll when the law was brought in.

rhonda nickol said...

Many thoughts of healing prayers for you daughters and mom! God really is good, my daughter was hit head-on 2 weeks ago by a drunk driver and I am still thanking the lord for her seat belt!

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

So thankful that your "reds" are doing okay, and your Mom too. That's a lot to deal with & I hope you all take the time to heal and recover both emotionally & physically. Sending you all warm hugs & best wishes.

Barb Burton said...

So thankful your girls and mom are doing ok. It reminds you how precious life and family are. ((hugs))

Sandy Young said...

So glad to hear the girls are alright. So scary for them and you. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

oh my!!! Hugs to you all! I am so thankful all 3 are okay and am glad you have some time off to just be together as a family. I can't even begin to imagine how scared you and your husband must have been.

Tami McBeain said...

My heart sank when I saw the picture of the wrecked car, I can't even begin to imagine what you felt as their Mom. So happy to hear that their injuries weren't too serious but I'm sure they will take time to heal physically and mentally, how scary for them. God is great and his protective angels were definitely with your family this day. Glad your Mom is doing ok too! Sending hugs and prayers to you all.

Kelly G said...

So thankful everyone is ok. My thoughts are with you all.

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh how scary. I'm glad to hear that both of your girls were ok and that your mom is recovering. Praying they can heal from the physical and emotional injuries.

Mindy said...

Praying for a speedy recovery for everyone. Speaking as a mom, I'm thankful that you heard from the girls that they were ok before you saw the car. Hugs to your family!

A Cup of Cold Water said...

Praise The Lord, Michelle! For both your girls and your Mom!
I am so glad all are safe!
Much Kansas love
Susan

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Susan lew said...

thankful that your family is doing okay. Take care.

Pam said...

Wahta scary day ! Happy to hear that everyone came out relatively okay.

Cari Skuse said...

Thank God that everyone is okay! Prayers for you and all your family, Michelle!

Kim Heggins said...

Very blessed I would have to say...thank God your girls and mom are ok.

Denise E said...

Wow, so glad to hear they are going to be ok! My husband had a similar accident last week and the tow truck driver was amazed that he walked away from the truck. So, this picture immediately brought a knot to my stomach, but was relieved to hear they are ok. These are the times we know we are blessed and that God is watching over us! Praying for your family and glad that you are taking the time you need to help your girls heal! Hugs to you and your family!

Verona said...

Thank you Lord for giving Michelle's family a second "free-throw in the game of life. We know you still have plans for them to fulfill . Sometimes I think we miss an accident because we made a turn a block before we were supposed to, and we don't ever realize our blessings, but this day definetly rates as a miracle. Thank you for letting us know the great outcome of such an unimaginable day". Hopefully your winter is over for this year. It was 88 in northern part of TX today.

Sheri said...

So glad your girls and mom are all OK. Very scary! Praying for healing and rest.

Anastasia said...

so glad to hear the girls and your mum are okay...how very scary!

clgnmoon said...

I will carry you in my prayers softly. Hope all is well and take care of one another,
Linda

Jill Norwood said...

Oh my heart and prayers go out to you all! What a blessing that no one was seriously injured but I know how difficult it can still be emotionally! God bless and keep you all and take good care! Great big hugs!!!!

shelley chavis said...

Good Morning My Dear, I just want send you & your family some love. God is SO very FAITHFUL! SO glad all of your girls are doing well. May God continue to bless you guys! Smooches! Shelley ♥

Theresa said...

so glad everyone is doing okay. Take care of yourself and your precious family.

Joan V said...

Oh my, the guardian angels were busy that day. So glad the girls and your mom are doing better. Prayers for physical and emotional healing to you all. ((hugs))

Andrea said...

I can only imagine how difficult that day must have been for you. I'm so happy for you that everyone is mending now. I hope that the girls recover in every way as soon as possible - it must have been awfully scarey for them. Thank God for strength and family and love!!!

Troy C. said...

I am SO glad everyone is okay! So scary! Take good care of each other.

linda cencelewski said...

Hugs and prayers.

Kathy Martin said...

Oh Michelle! What an awful day that turned out well! Happy to hear about your happy ending! :)

crazymom said...

Prayers for your family. How frightening this must have been for all of you. ♥

Shannon said...

Just looking at that photo gave me chills before I even read your post. I'm so happy that your girls and your mom are OK! Thanks for the reminder to love and appreciate every moment. God Bless!

Noelle Reese said...

My Goodness! Thank you GOD! You and yours will be in my prayers! My daughter attends Arapahoe HS where the shooting occurred on 12/13/13 Almost 3 months later and these kiddos are still suffering. Lots of outbursts and panic attacks. Things continue to get better, please just know the aftermath takes a long time. Fear is a difficult emotion to deal with and try to get rid of. It is very different than grief, anger, sorrow etc. Our kids are still jumping out of their skin when a book is dropped. Lots of time and love will be much needed in the months to come! Lots of prayers and hugs headed your way for you and yours!!

Lisa Johnson said...

What a frightful experience for them and for you and your whole family.

Thank goodness they had guardian angels watching over them (same thing with your Mom).

Things like this are horrible, but also have a silver lining of helping to remind us how fragile life is and to take advantage of the time we have together.

HUGS to y'all! ♥

Angelina (Lina) said...

Wow Praying for you all... and yes it could of been worse thank goodness it seems like this are good for you all. It is interesting how fragile life really is. Especially when things like this occur it makes us more aware that We are here as a blessing to others and our families.. Hug them tighter, love them more openly and just enjoy them so much more i am sure. thoughts to you all.

Dana said...

I am sending you and your family positive healing vibes Michelle.

crschaf said...

God was watching and is always with us! So glad to hear the girls are alright. Prayers to all of you.

Anne said...

I'm so happy that your girls and mother are safe and sound. What a tramatic experience for all of you. Both of my 18 year old granddaughters were in separate accidents early on in their driving "careers." They weren't hurt, but as scary as it was for them, it's been a blessing in disguise. It's made them much more cautious while driving. I hope your cute daughters and mother are feeling better soon.

Unknown said...

I am so grateful everyone is ok. I will send a prayer for your daughters and your mother tonight in my prayers. My heart fell when I clicked onto your blog and saw the picture of the car. Take as much time as you need away from the blog, we will all be here. Diana F.

KAT said...

Can't image what you must have thought seeing that car! I am glad both of the girls were wearing their seat belts and that they were in an SUV - both of those things saved them!!!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my gosh, my heart is in my throat as I see the photo and read your post. please please give those girls a big hug from me, someone they have no idea exists, but reads about their exploits. add another for your mom. angels were most certainly surrounding your entire family. I am so thankful everyone is okay.

cars can be replaced. people can't. you take as much time with your family as you need. black ice is terrifying.

prayers for all of you as you go through each day.

Bev said...

So glad they are ok! Seat belts DO save lives and am glad that your teens wore them as most think they are lame. Maybe they will encourage their peers that it's cool to wear them to save a life. Hope your mom and girls heal quick.

Hugs
Bev

youngmi said...

so thankful that everyone is okay. sending loads of happy, comforting, healing thoughts your way.

stellarstamper said...

So thankful your daughters and mother will be ok! :)

Sandra said...

Thank you God for keeping these precious girls safe.

Melissa said...

So glad their OK Mish. Big loves to you and your family.
Melis

Stacy Kay Brais said...

Blessings to you and your family.
Hugs~Stacy

Suzy Girl said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. Thank god everyone is ok. Thinking of you all.

Ann said...

Looking at the car there was indeed a guardian angel looking after your girls. Thank goodness they were ok a car can be replaced. hugs ann

Cindy Blancett Designs said...

Praise God for his protection over your girls and your mom. Anywhere that I've lived that had black ice, snow, all of that stuff, you name it, I always had an SUV always. They save lives. If they were in a little car, it might have been a different story so please get them another SUV.

I will pray for your precious reds and your mom, and you and your husband too since I know you're both shaken up.

Take this time or any time that you're needed to be with your family Mish. Time is precious.

Hugs and blessings to all of you.

Scrapbookallie said...

I am so glad that everyone is okay. God is definitely watching over your family.
Best Wishes and thank you for your inspiration.

GabyCreates.com said...

Thank God your girls and Mom are ok. I too believe in angels! Prayers for a quick emotional recovery!

Jodie King said...

So glad that your girls and your Mum are okay Michelle. Hugs x

JulieF said...

God bless all of you, take care and we'll see your blogs when you can , not to worry about blogging world - take care of you and yours.

libbywilko said...

Wow, I'm feeling so much for you all, hope the girls continue to improve I'm guessing it might take a while for things emotionally be as right as the physical. Hope your Mum is 100% too. Big hugs.

Ashley Calder said...

How terrifying, for you all! So so glad your girls are OK!!

Shan said...

So So glad everyone is Ok..I will say a prayer for the girls and your mom and you! How Scary..the picture is terrifying. I can't imagine coming onto the scene. Hope the girls are healing well emotionally and physically. Take as long as you need!

Anne said...

Thank God they are all safe. You are all in our prayers.

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