I am now the 'victim' of a hit and run accident. It's the weirdest thing. I was rear ended on the way home form the Doctor's this afternoon. I saw him coming in the rear view mirror, but I couldn't get out of the way. Thankfully, I didn't hit the car ahead of me, but I was pushed into oncoming traffic. Thankfully the lane was empty or we would have been hit again. I've never had an accident before. I hope to never have one again. It wasn't much fun.
I have a head ache, but the children and I are all fine - I think. My neck might need to be checked out -I'll see how it is in the morning. A man who (needed a shave) in a big black Dodge truck hit me, but he didn't stay to take responsibility for his actions. His truck has some front end damage. He had a passenger - a younger man, we think. The back of our van is creamed.
I know in my head that we have much to be thankful for - it could have been so much worse, but tonight I am just so sad that yet another bump in the road has occurred in our family's life. I'm quite sure it's going to be expensive. Time consuming. Frustrating.
I was just hoping for a little bit of peace, rest, quite, and tranquility ... in this life you will have trials ... I get that. I just wish that there was a bit more 'normal' time between the difficulties.
Is it normal that I don't ever want to get into our van again?
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
On a brighter note, my Dad and Mum have made the long journey to visit us for Mother's Day - I'm so glad they are here, but I feel terrible that this happened today - it kind of puts a damper on our visit. We'll just have to 'put a good face on it' as Storyteller would say, and make the best of it!I think maybe a hot bath and sleep are in order. Things will look brighter in the morning!