Monday, August 4, 2008

One of those unforgettable moments in life...

So, I'm not the best Mom when it comes to playing with my kids. I'm trying to be better and lately I've been going outside and playing basketball and soccer with them. Tonight my hubby was gone and I decided to take the kids on a bike ride...trying to be a good playful mom! So I load the bikes up into the truck and we head to a place where we can park and ride along this really nice long path along this major street. We are about 5 minutes out when I look down and no longer see my keys where I had put them. PANIC! "Kids, stop! I dropped the keys! We need to go back!" So we head back all the while looking for the keys. We are almost all the way back to where we started. We had to cross an intersection with a light to get to where we had parked. We push the walk button and it immediately says WALK. So I tell the kids to go. My son (who will be 6 in one month) heads out first, then my daughter, then me right behind them. My son was almost to the other side when I saw it coming...a car in the far lane...coming quickly. In that moment everything goes slow motion and suddenly you feel like you are in a move just watching what is about to happen. In my mind I thought "am I about to watch my son get killed?" It all happend so fast! Luckily my son saw the car too and he stopped and turned just a bit, however he did collide with the car. Let's get this out of the way....HE IS COMPLETELY FINE AND ONLY HAS A SURFACE SCRATCH ON HIS LEG!!! He was very shaken up though and very upset because the peddle on his bike broke off. My daughter saw this all happen as well and she was visibly shaken too.
It's weird because my heart wasn't pounding. You'd think it would be. I must have been on my way towards shock rather than adrenaline had the worst happened. I was totally expecting to see my son go flying up in the air over that car...I think relief instantly set in when that didn't happen. The first thing I did was yell "what are you doing" to the lady in the car. She was visibly shaken as well and I instantly backed off. I think all of us are probably guilty of coming up in the right hand turn lane on an intersection with 3 lanes to the left of us at a pretty quick speed ready to make the turn...even if the light is red.
I'm just praising God for His protection and provision over the safety of my son in that moment!
So other than some frazzled nerves we are all ok, and in the end a trip into Walgreens, where we had parked, for some ice cream had put a smile on both of their faces!
Again...I'm just praising Jesus right now!!

oh, here's the kicker....I hadn't really lost the keys, they had just slid down on the wire I attached them to and I couldn't see them....what a dork!

13 comments:

  1. Oh Shannon---what a miracle! So glad your little one was protected! I don't even know what to say, but I'm joining you in your praise!

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  2. oh whoa! that is crazy. so glad he is okay! i once hit a biker...actually he hit me coming off the side of the road when I was making a left turn (hit the side of my car)...scary!

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  3. glad your son is OK-crazy drivers out there!! I remember when my daughter was 3 she ran out and almost got hit by a car-everything feels like its in slow motion....thank GOD for watching over you and your family.

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  4. oh my! Praise God that he is okay!

    my heart is pounding right now just reading that, I cannot imagine what you felt like having to watch it!

    All there is to say is PRAISE THE LORD!

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  5. I'm so glad my little buddy is ok. That is so scary! I'm sure you were all glad to get back into the car! How did Todd take the news??? Give him a hug from his Auntie and tell him I'm glad he's ok.

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  6. jenoni5@gmail.comAugust 5, 2008 at 4:04 PM

    THANK YOU JESUS,THANK YOU FOR PROTECTING OUR LIL BUDDY,AND THE LADY,ALSO, I'M SURE SHE'LL BE THINKING ABOUT WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN FOR A LONG TIME TO COME. IT CERTAINLY WILL MAKE ME MORE AWARE AT THE WHEEL. I AM SO PRAISING GOD. LOVE, NONI

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  7. Thank you Jesus for watching over that boy. WOW that is a mom's scariest moment.

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  8. WOW. This is always one of my biggest fears with my boy. I can't imagine that split second where you think you life is going to change forever.

    I am so glad that he is safe!!

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  9. Thank you God for your constant protection and for sending your angels around that boy and his bike in that moment!!

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  10. Oh man Shannon! That is so scary. I can just imagine watching all that happen. So glad he's ok.

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  11. schmolly! so glad he's okay! scary stuff!

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  12. Oh my goodness! I am so glad your little guy was ok. I just about stopped breathing as I was reading. Oh, and your keys being not lost..crap, I do that kind of stuff all the time. I feel like such a nerd after I make my husband tear the house apart looking for something that was just in a rarely used pocket of my purse or something silly like that.

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