Monday, November 02, 2009
Around 1:30 we left our house and picked up Sarah to go up to Kaysville to hang out with my dad and little brother. We were having a great old time when about 3300 south, a red jeep cut us off, causing us to swerve to miss hitting it. It caused us to lose control and spin 3 circles, finally being stopped by the cement barricade in the median of I-15 and facing oncoming traffic . It happened all too fast and is such a blur, except remembering that all I kept saying was "Oh my gosh, Oh my gosh" as we were spinning. I just kept waiting for another car to run into us or for us to crash head-on into the median. You know how you always hear people say that there whole life flashed before their eyes? Well, I think I experienced that. All I could think about was not having Brandon or Sarah in my life and that there was nothing I could do about it. It was the most difficult feeling to not be able to stop the car or rewind time to make all of this not happen.
When we finally did stop, I saw Sarah sit up from the back seat (she had been covering her face to not see what was happening) and Brandon still sitting next to me. I asked if everyone was okay and we were. Our car looked terrible and had to be towed away. However, all of us walked away from the accident without one single scratch or bruise.
We are afraid the driver of the jeep did not even know what he caused. He just kept on going. But two very nice people stopped immediately after witnessing the entire event and waited with us to make sure they could make statements on our behalf. One man even collected all the dirty laundry that had toppled out of our trunk. We were all shaken up pretty bad from it, but they waited until we were calm and the highway patrol showed up.
Brandon said he always wanted to ride in a cop car and he got his chance as the patrolman drove us to the next exit where my dad picked us up:)
I have replayed this over and over in my head and all I can say is that I think that we definitely had angels protecting us. I know that our work is not over here and we still have great things to do. I am so grateful that we are all safe and alive. I am grateful for the fresh perspective I have on life and to be reminded of the things that really matter. Life can change in a second. I hope I can always treat others kindly so that if something ever did happen, I would never regret how I treated them.
Our Halloween did have a happy ending. We chilled with my Dad and Michael and even did some inverse trick-or-treating where we took candy to people. And we had a very fun and successful Spudnut Party yesterday. I'll post pictures soon.
For now, we are in desperate need of car buying tips. Yep, our car is not-salvageable. Where do we even start looking?? We are clueless when it comes to car buying.