This is by far a day I will never forget.....even when I try to. June 6th, 2009. Hubby and kids were on their way home from the park.....and I get a call. It's my oldest daughter, telling me they just go into a car accident. My heart dropped. She assured me they were all okay but without seeing them, I just didn't know. Unfortunately he had taken by mistake both sets of keys, so I was stranded :( Maybe only 3 miles away.....if that. A passerby who stopped to check on them so kindly grabbed my set and brought them to me at home so that I could go get them. When I got there and saw them....well thank you God for taking care of my family. My lil guy saw me and immediately burst into tears. (I later found out from hubby that he didn't cry at all when it happened until he saw me. Maybe he was being strong for Daddy and when Mommy arrived, he could cave into me like I would have expected to happen) My youngest daughter was the same. Unfortunately the accident really scared her...as soon as it happened and was over...she jumped out of the car and sadly was physically sick from it. My oldest however, is very strong and very brave, clearly shaken, but doesn't like to show it. Hubby on the other hand was so devastated at the event. The accident was his fault and he is bearing that weight on his shoulders....still today. Just like any parent, or person in general, he (as well as myself) can't let go of the *what if's* But on the other side of it all, we both realize how incredibly lucky we are. A car is just a car - altho i loved mine (yes he was in mine) but your family is not replaceable and everyone is okay, and that is ALL that matters. We are still unsure what will go down with my car as mine and the other were both towed, but we were fortunate to have a rental option on our insurance and we picked it up today. There may be days that we go nowhere, but when you can't, you feel trapped. The kids are out of school now and we plan on doing some things this summer, so having a car is key. Here are the photos of my durango, the damage is bad, but not nearly as bad as it could have been. So yes, this will be a day that I will never forget.
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