6 days ago
Saturday, February 4, 2012
We went to Missy's basketball game last night. (They won!) Christopher and Nicolas wanted to ride with Chris on the way home.
We almost made it home safely. We turned onto Woodland Hills and I felt prompted to go slow. I didn't know why, but I just let off the gas and watched my speed. We came upon a hill and I noticed a silver pickup truck. I was looking to see if I could see the 2 BYU stickers in the back window. Sure enough, they were there. I screamed..."Is that dad's truck?" Chris was standing by the side of the truck and there was a horse shaking by the back of the truck. I woke the kids up with that shriek and Em and Sam burst into tears and bolted out of the van as soon as I pulled over. I looked in my rearview mirror and saw the boys in the back so I knew that they were ok. I know why I needed to go slow now, I could have made things worse trying to slow down to check on them, if I was going the speed limit. I could have lost control of my own van. I just wish that I would have mentioned my prompting to the kids. I want them to know that we receive promptings all the time and we may not no why, but we need to follow them regardless.
I ran and hugged Chris then headed to the back of the truck to check on the boys. Nicolas was crying hysterically so I checked him out and Em got Christopher. I told Chris that I was going to take the kids home so that we weren't on the main road. We were seriously a stones throw from home. (ok a smidge more than that. 1/4 mile maybe)
So we come in the house, Emily is still bawling, and holding Christopher. Samantha is doing the same, but with Nicolas. Emily is trying to get Christopher to respond to her and says "he won't talk to me". So I take him and I put him on the couch and look for a flashlight. I run downstairs to get the neighbors, but they are not home.
I go back to the couch and we all kneel down in prayer. I offer it and I thank my Heavenly Father for preserving my family and keeping them safe. We are all bawling now.
I still can't get Christopher to respond, then we notice the 2 huge goose-eggs on his forehead. I call my neighbor and visiting teacher Sis. Riddle, she is a nurse, to come check him out. She says he needs to be seen, so we head to the hospital. He is still daized.
I call Chris as we're leaving to let him know and I call my parents to let them know. I also called Lexi, but I couldn't talk long. She and Rob show up at the hospital, which was comforting.
The nurse asks us who was in the accident and who needs to be checked first. She looks at Em. We start laughing because Em was just upset and crying, but looks like she might have been in the accident.
They check the boys out and decide Chris needs a CT scan. He is starting to act normal now. Nico is just soaking up the attention. A teddy bear, a juice, and tv.
Chris gets there and we are about ready to go.
We get home and I text Bri. funny thing is...she couldn't find her phone, so she accidentally called mine looking for hers. I call her back thinking she is replying to the texts about the accident, but she wasn't and had no idea it even happened.
We, well, Chris, woke the boys up every 2 hours during the night. When Andrew woke up this morning he started crying and I went in to get him. Nico started throwing his arms and legs all over the place and I asked him what was wrong. He said,"I moved my arms and my legs and now I am going back to sleep." I think he had enough of being woken up.
Crazy side note: We just paid off the truck this week, but I hadn't called to take comprehensive coverage off yet.