Highs and Lows

Life is full of highs and lows, and often back to back.  This week on Monday, we rejoiced with the addition of a beautiful new grandbaby.  Last night, we got that call no one wants to get.  “Dad, I’ve had a car accident.”

Our youngest crashed his new car.  But any crash you walk away from is a good one, and cars are only things.  2008 he did not walk away from a crash, was cut out of his car with the jaws of life, medivacced to UCLA trauma, and spent months healing.

Last night gave me flashbacks, and I am sorry his little black KIA will have to be reconstructed some, but I am also thanking God that he is uninjured and that my stomach is almost back to normal.

Sometimes, I think I was not cut out for the real world.

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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24 Responses to Highs and Lows

  1. susansplace says:

    Hitting the “Like” button does not make sense, when you read something like this, but you are right: thank God he is safe and all in one piece. Calls like those send a Mom to places she prays never to be. Glad it all turned out OK. B-R-E-A-T-H-E!

    • It did conjure up so many emotions. I was aware of every nerve of my body, I think. In 2008, we stood by the road watching my son being cut out of his car, not knowing what was wrong with him. He has a long scar and hardware in his pelvis to remind him of that day. but moms’ hearts get scars that never quite heal and bleed even at the rumor of trauma. I’m breathing. Sigh.

  2. I always used to dread those late night calls. We’ve had a few in our time, some involving hospital visits. Glad everything turned out OK for your son.

  3. Dor says:

    Oh Lilly, I know what you mean about the dreaded middle-of-the-night calls. We have had one or two of those. Thankfully, your son is all right and now life goes on with its ups and downs.

  4. SR says:

    I thank God for sparing your son, from what could have happened. God Bless, SR

  5. Mike says:

    Glad he is ok Lilly.

  6. Biltrix says:

    So much to thank God for! Sorry for the fright this must have caused you.

    • I have recognized that much of my life has been ruled by fear, and it has been something I have fought against, trying to give it to God. But these kinds of fright moments set me back becasue I have all these back-up files of trauma that are at the ready. Two steps forward, one step back. I’d be much happier probably if I was a Calvinist, but I don’t do Christian fatalism.

  7. reinkat says:

    Yikes! Praise God that your son was all right.
    I think living in fear, or dread, is part of being a mother, and an integral part of the struggle to let go and let God.

  8. Thank goodness he’s safe. Take care.

  9. pattisj says:

    Congrats on the new grandbaby! So thankful your son walked away from this accident, and for the recovery from the previous one that allowed him to be behind the wheel again. Life has its moments, doesn’t it?

  10. haha… errr, mothers are built to last? 😉

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