Friday, November 7, 2008

from the "it never rains but..." department

My life was settling nicely. I have a ton of things to blog about, and no time to do it. I met Amy Ray, it was fabulous...

Last night at 11 pm I got a phone call. The kind of call that everyone dreads - from the hospital. My baby - the older one, almost 19 - was hit by a car yesterday as she was crossing a busy street, with the light. Someone turned left and hit her. I don't get it...anyways

She's going to be okay. Eventually. She broke her leg, she had surgery, and she'll be in the hospital for a few days.

I thought mothers had instincts about stuff like this. I figured if something happened I would instinctually "know." But I didn't. I carried on with my day. I tutored at night, came home around 9, walked the dog, chatted with N, and wondered why she wasn't home yet - her boyfriend leaves for work at the same time I do, and they are never out later than 9. She'd left the lights on in the basement, which is not like her. But I only gave it a passing thought.

The accident happened at noon. Her boyfriend couldn't find my work number, or her dad's number - so I didn't find out until she was able to call from recovery.

Thank goddess she's alive. It could have been much worse than this.


greg said...

Oh my goodness! I can't even begin to imagine what a phone call like that must do to you. I'm so relieved for you and sending hugs your way.

Earth Muffin said...

WOW!!! I hope your daughter has a speedy recovery and that you're doing ok too.

Mon said...

I'm so sorry Arial. I'm glad she is going to be OK, what a trauma. I don't even know what to say except I hope she makes a speedy recovery.

How are you doing?

Hahn at Home said...

I am so glad she will be okay. I just tugged when I heard you describe this. It's what I fear most. Today, I drove the kids to their schools and had to drop my daughter off across the street from the high school at one of the busiest intersections in the city...I've got to let her grow up, but man, I just kept flashing to the stupid drivers here.

Hopefully, you will sleep easy and she will recover swiftly!

Butch Boo said...

That's terrible! YThoughts are with you and sure shell be fine and dandy soon

Lots of love