Saturday, February 14, 2009

Shock and Horror and Wow...

Well this Valentines Day has turned out to be the worst one I have ever had, however, it has nothing to do with my husband! We had a great time together this morning with a special breakfast, exchange of cards, etc. and had a party last night with some friends where we did fondue.
What happened this morning I have greatly debated even writing about, but thought I needed to just get it all out. This morning we left as a family to go see our dear Bishops wife who was in the hospital. We had Valentine treats to give her, but there was a major snow storm. The roads weren't too bad yet, but I was only driving around 20-25 mph. (Cort broke his ankle again this week, so cannot drive). As we rounded a corner on the Kaysville frontage road, there were several cars pulled over in what looked like people were helping someone get their car unstuck from the side of the road in the snow. She was halfway in the road, but over to the side and as I turned the corner, I started to gradually slow down because I could tell I would have to turn the car to miss hitting them. Unfortunetly when I slowed down, the brakes locked and I went right into the car. The worst part of this was not hitting the car...it was hitting the MAN standing right beside the car who was helping push it out of the snow at the time. It all happened so fast, so I barely had laid on the horn when I hit. The man went flying...and Cortney jumped out and called 911. I jumped out, crying hysterically of course, yelling out "I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry." He was laying in the snow, and there was a woman holding his head. To my surprise, this nice man reached out for me to hold his hand. I held his hand while he laid in the snow. Many people who had stopped to help had gotten blankets out of their car to wrap around him as he lay in the freezing snow. This man told me he was 29 and that every few years he gets into a bad accident. He said his last accident he was in a truck that rolled over and he broke 32 bones in his body. I could not believe this poor man! As he continued to be covered in blankets, he asked that the blankets be positioned so he could see my face. He told me that for some reason my face comforted him. I could not believe it! My heart was broken for what I put this man through. I could not believe all that had happened. And yet, he was being nice to me!!
The ambulance came, the snow kept falling, several police cars came. I did not get a ticket because it was an accident that they deemed not my fault. So we eventually came home where I sat in my room with the door locked and cried for a long time. I still could not believe what had happened. After several hours, the police officer from the accident called me with incredible news...which is quite frankly the only reason I can even talk about this already...
This man, the man who flew through the air because I HIT HIM WITH MY CAR...was getting released from the hospital with NOTHING WRONG!! Cortney and I had talked about how we believed his legs were broken, possible hip fractures, etc. and yet, he was walking away totally fine. Well, I am going to assume with bruising and pain, but nothing serious. I know that the Lord is involved in this...thats obvious I mean! Really, I cannot believe it. So now I have at least a weight lifted from my shoulders as I at least know that this man is okay. I finally got this man's information from the police and plan to call him later. I sent him some cookies with the police officer (I know cookies can hardly do the trick), and I know it was an accident and that he was not mad...but I feel completely terrible for what happened...I know its going to take a while before I can put this behind me...

7 comments:

nykki and erik said...

Oh' my goodness, I'm so sorry this happened to you, but what a great out come. I was driving in the storm this morning we took the kids to the Draper Temple i didn't think we were going to make it the road where so bad.
If you need to talk call anytime i can listen

Sarah said...

Oh my what an awful story! But what a blessing that the man wasn't hurt badly. I am so sorry this happened to you. Like you need more drama in your life. So, so sorry sis.

beckaboots said...

I know I already talked to you on the phone but I still have to say that I am so glad that everythings ok and I'm so sorry that you had to go through this! :/ it'll get better from here.

Likes' Family said...

WOW!!! How brave you are! I am sorry this happened. One of those things in life that makes you stop, reflect, think, count your blessings, etc. You do have a comforting, warm, and loving face. I hope things continue to get better. Keep us posted as you talk to your new "friend". I wish him well too!

the gaileys said...

your mom told us what happened when we visited her on Valentine's day, as we all sat there with our jaws dropped. we feel so bad for you and cannot imagine the emotions you must be feeling. i am so glad Cortney is there for you. i am so glad that you were alert in driving. he broke 32 bones in one accident already in his life? this guy must have broken quite a number of mirriors.

Chanelle said...

Oh, that is not something fun to remember. I'm so sorry that it happened, but so happy for you that he is ok. I hope your week goes better.

Sarah said...

You need to make sure you are printing out your blog entries to tape in your journal, because man, when it's this bad, you don't want to write it twice!