I am SO glad that you are all ok. It makes us all think, and vow to do better! In most states it's the law here, too. It only takes a split second. So, make sure everyone is buckled up, in their own seat. And be thankful it was only some bumps on the head. I have always driven a little slower and more carefully when kids are in the car. I had to have seatbelts put in my car when I was stationed in Florida back in '61-'62, and it became a habit then to ALWAYS buckle up. Never had a serious accident in all those years, and I hope I never do. Safety first...
Learn from the mistakes of others. Life is too short to make them all yourself.
Oh the weather outside is frightful...Good Morning!!! It's a blustery...blistery day here in Benton Harbor, Michigan...some schools are closed... some are not...roads are icy...blinding snow drifts...just another normal day for this time of year in the neighborhood.
I wanted to share with you...all day Saturday and Sunday past it snowed to beat the band. While everyone was going about here and there...everywhere I was content to stay home...Saturday. But I am a worshipper and on Sunday...I let everyone in my house...stay snuggled in bed. I showered, got dressed...lightly applied my makeup...and called my daughter to come pick me up and drop me off at church...she had my car...because she was one of those people I mentioned that felt like they had to get out on Saturday so I let her use my car.
By the time she came to pick me up it had stop snowing so we took off down the street...her and I and my two grandchildren who were in the back seat...the only person wearing seat belts was my daughter who was driving...
As we were laughing and talking...she was filling me in on her outing Saturday...the kids were asleep...we neared an intersection where a black SUV was setting at the light in front of us. As my daughter prepared to stop the car started to slide and swerve and within a instant BOOM!!!! We crashed right into the back of the SUV. I felt my behind lift off the seat and my head like a torpedo slam forward into the top front of my windshield and with in the same instant and what seem to all one motion my head and neck violently jerked back and slammed me back into the seat...I cried Oh My God!!!!! That's what came out of my mouth...but in my mind I was thinking...this is exactly how people are killed...not wearing seat belts...minor accident...neck snap...dead. I set in my seat a moment feeling kinda numb. Once we all got ourselves together, I had a knot on my head, granddaughter setting in back seat no seat belt...knot on her head...my grandson sleep in back seat no seat belt...knot on his left temple...my daughter seat belt on...no knot.
So class...What did we learn today?????...
Monday as I was taking my grandchildren to school everyone seat belted in... my granddaughter said grandma does your head still hurt? I said Yes Ayrianna it sure does...let me see you knot. We compared knots which by now had gone down considerably...leaving only a bruise. I said Ayrianna we made one major mistake yesterday...she said I know...NOT WEARING OUR SEAT BELTS.
Oh, the SUV, not a scratch...my car...not so lucky...but skip the car...My family and I are alive...PRAISE GOD!
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