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!