Monday, October 10, 2011

I Can't Complain

Yesterday was one of those days that put things into perspective for me.  It was a nice day that included a late lunch with the whole family to celebrate Secret Agent Man's birthday. The lunch went well and it was a truly lovely day. After lunch I brought Miss Personality home with me for a visit while her parents went shopping.  She read "Are You My Mother?", ate a fruit cup, drank some milk, ran up and down the block a few times, and got picked up by her mother.  Very nice.

Awhile later, I got a call from Princess Diva (mother of my grands, Kick Back Dude's ex).  She said Kick Back Dude had been in an accident on the freeway while driving from her house back to his dad's.  She didn't have a lot of information, although it was reassuring to hear that he'd called her. She said he sounded shaken, but that he was not injured.  WTG (Kick Back Dude's dad, my ex) went over to where he was.  It was a five car accident...I guess this big rig came right into his lane...right into him...not sure how the other cars were involved.  But Kick Back Dude is fine.  His car was even drivable, although severly damaged.

You can't see what is going on in this picture very well...it is from WTG's phone and of course, it is dark.  But what you are looking at is Kick Back Dude's little Dodge Neon, with a very large truck smashed into his driver's side door.

So, you see what I mean about perspective.  This could have been so, so, so much worse.  But it wasn't. And I find that in the end, that is all that really matters.  I'm so grateful.

8 comments:

AlienCG said...

It's good to head KBD is OK and that the car is still able to be driven, although completely undamaged would be more desirable. As a former traveler, much of it driving, I can tell you that truck drivers seem to think that they own the road.

silly rabbit said...

That is my worst nightmare as a mom! I am so very glad your Kick Back Due is okay. Sorry about his car, but that is waaaaayyy better than it could have been. Phew!

silverthoughts2 said...

I'm so glad that Kick Back Dude is okay. That's really scary.

3GirlKnight said...

Also glad that kbd is ok. Hope no one else got hurt.

BrightenedBoy said...

I'm glad your son is okay. Thank goodness he has such a large family who care about him so much.

secret agent woman said...

I worry about that whenever my son is on the road. I'm so glad your son was not injured.

Churlita said...

that is so scary! i'm glad it worked out okay, though. Hang in there.

laura b. said...

AlienCG: It was one of those nightmarish situations, but luckily turned into an inconvenience rather than a tragedy.

Silly: Exactly right. The car can be replaced, the kid cannot. Whew!

Silver: It really was scary and looking at the car makes me feel a little nauseous still.

3GK: I heard that a couple of older people in another car went off in an ambulance, but haven't heard anything further. I do hope they're okay.

BB: I guess that is one thing about a big family...more people to care and worry.

Secret: Thank you. Yeah, I have four drivers (one who basically does it for a living), so I have to really make an effort to not get fixated.

Churlita: I am hanging...thank you very much :)