Monday, June 17, 2013

Sorrow and blessings....

Last week my cousins husband was riding his motorcycle, had a heart attack, and went off the road.  The doctor thinks he was dead before he hit the ground.  My dear cousin is heartbroken beyond words.  My heart has ached for her terribly.  Today, I was at work, I listen to the police scanner just because.  When I first started working for Parks I used to have to use the radio to get a hold of the parks workers when there was a problem or something.  Now I just use it to scan the channels and listen.  Today I heard a about an accident on Dixie Dr. of a car and a silver Expedition.  Serious accident.  Immediately a feeling went through me, I immediately called my daughter, and asked her where is your sister, is she with you?  She said no.  I then called my daughter, she didn't answer.  I called her son, Joey where is your mother?  Is she with you?  He said no.  I called my daughter again, and asked her if she had heard from Lottie?  She said no.  I said, I think she's been in an accident.
Then the wheels went in motion.  I tried calling my daughter again, but still no answer.  Then Meredith called me back to tell me it was Lottie in the accident.  She had gotten her sister to answer the phone.  I ran out of the office and hit the road.  I went down that highway so fast.  A terrible feeling in my stomach.  I called my son, and told him to get his butt to where the accident was, and that I would be there in a few minutes.  When I came on the accident, there were lights everywhere, fire trucks, police, ambulances.  One car was upside down.  I saw one cop that I know and ran to him yelling his name.  When I got to him he grabbed my arms, and I said, my daughter she's in this accident.  He pointed to an ambulance.  I ran there, and when I opened the doors, there she was sitting with her brother, crying.  When she saw me, she just cried out Mom!  Next thing I knew I had my arms around her.  My other daughter arrived, and we all worked through what happened, while my daughter just stood there shaking and in shock.  Physically she's ok, emotionally she's a wreck.  The other person went to the hospital, but is ok.  Oh my gosh!  My Mom asked me, "Of all the silver expeditions in this town, how did you know it was Lottie?"  I thought about that.  Somehow I just knew, and I knew I had to get to her.  I can't wait to get into a cool shower, and fall into bed.  Lottie is safely with her children at her sister's house.  Her husband will arrive soon from California which will be a great comfort to her.  Her greatest concern?  The welfare of the other driver.  Thank you God for another blessing in my life.

15 comments:

CDH said...

Oh my! Terrible about your cousin's husband. Thoughts and prayers are with your family. And your daughter - oh my gosh. Glad everyone is ok. How are YOU holding up?

KK said...

You have felt quite a lot of death around you in the past few days. It feels sad, no doubt, but good or bad, time is a healer. Or at least it makes us forget things.

You might want to get your daughter checked for post traumatic stress.

gowestferalwoman said...

I would go through a 1000 wildfires rather then have one of my children go through what your Lottie did...

You are a brave, brave mom and I know she will get the best of care with a mom looking out for her the way you do :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This is a lot to have happen in one's life in such a short span of time. My thoughts are with your family and friends.

Catherine said...

Oh no!! I'm glad your daughter is OK and I hope the other driver is too. How our life can change in a blink of an eye. Sending you and your family good thoughts!
xo Catherine

TexWisGirl said...

first, i am very sorry for your cousin. bless her as she struggles through the grief. second, you have strong mother's intuition. your lambs always have your heart. so glad she was okay, and hope the other driver will be, also.

Jill said...

Oh Susan! You're family is having to deal with so much! I am deeply sorry for your cousins loss.

I am grateful your daughter is OK! I can only imagine how hard your heart was pounding until you were able to wrap your arms around her! I hope you slept well.

Terri said...

I am so sorry about your cousin! And your daughter...well my heart just about beat out of my chest until you said she was ok. I know this feeling of premonition you had. I had one too- before my brother died. It was a very strange, but strong sensation.

Florida Farm Girl said...

I'm so glad Lottie is okay. What a terrible thing to happen. I also hope the other driver is okay.

Buttons said...

Oh Susan as aMOM I know how this felt the fear and anxiety and knowing something was wrong and following it through. My heart is racing and there are tears in my eyes thinking about a couple of those incidents I have also experienced with my girls. There is nothing more frightening for a parent. I am sorry about the other driver but grateful you daughter is OK.
I am very sorry to hear about your cousin's husband.
Take care Susan it is alright your daughter is going to be fine. I know from experience she has a loving MOM and husband to hold her. Hugs B

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I have tears in my eyes reading this story. I'm sooo happy your daughter is okay. What a frightening time for her and you, too!

I'm sorry about your cousin's husband. You and your family will be in my prayers. Take care!

Debbie said...

WoW, susan....so much for you to deal with!!

mom's know, we just know!! i'm so glad she is o.k. and the other driver also!! scarey stuff susan, i am sending you a big, warm hug from the jersey shore. you "shore" do need it!!

S. Etole said...

What a relief that you listened to your intuition and were there so quickly. Such a difficult time for your family and for your cousin.

Lori said...

so glad to hear everyone is OK! and so sad to hear about your cousin's husband! i am so sorry.

Rose said...

So sorry about your cousin, but oh so happy your daughter is okay!