I savor each day….

It’s hard to savor each day when you don’t know what is going to happen. It takes one event to make you realize that you should. I love these babies. I would do anything for them. Anything.

Two years ago I was in a horrific car accident. I was living in Colorado at the time and I had just delivered a piece of furniture to a client that had called last minute and needed it that day. So I dropped my children off { I thank god everyday that I did not take them with me}, and was returning home and coming over a crest of a hill. It had just started lightly snowing. After cresting the hill I could see at the bottom that there were already a bunch of cars piled up. I was probably only driving about 45 mph and started to slow down.

This is when i noticed a semi truck behind me just cresting the top of the hill and coming full force at me.

I knew at this point that things were going to be bad. Real bad. The one decision I made was to grab my cell phone and hold it with all my might. The Truck crashed into the back of my van, which then forced me into the piles of cars in front, which made my car flip 180 degrees.

Every airbag deployed, and the worst part was, the seat where my son normally sits in the back was squished. Tears are rolling down my face as i write this. You can’t imagine the scene. My oldest would not have survived this accident if he was in the car with me.

Because I had my cell phone, I was able to phone a friend, tell her what happened and keep the kids for the day, I was able to call my mother who lived 5 hours away to come, I was able to call my husband who was in Chicago for business, and he caught the next flight home.

I was taken by ambulance to the hospital, concussion, severe neck whiplash, and my body hurt for over a month.

It took almost 2 years to receive a small settlement from the truck that hit me, and it wasn’t much, just enough really to pay us back all the medical we incurred.

But each day I thank god that my children were not in the car.

That’s why I savor each day.


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