Our day began and then ended on a very high note, but in between was the worst midday Ive ever experienced. I am so very thankful for mine and for my husbands life. Also for the few people whose names i don't even know, who came to our rescue.
At 9 am this morning we set out to cut down our christmas tree. At that point it was raining pretty heavily, but on the way there while listening to holiday music on the radio, it started to snow. We got there and found a nice fat norway spruce. Then we headed back out for home because Stephen had to work at 1:00....
We got about two miles down the road and were suddenly violently thrust to the left by a patch of black ice. We did a full 360 down a 12 foot hill and landed on the side of our truck.... That was the worst 30 seconds of my entire life.
When we finally stopped, Stephen was laying against the window and i was dangling from my seat belt. He said he could see a car had stopped and i looked up and saw a man running over. He got the car door opened and Stephen stood up on the drivers side window. they lifted me up so i could be unbuckled and Stephen boosted me up and out and the man brought me down against the under side of the truck. By the time i reached the top of the hill another man was passing me with a second flare and a woman was talking to the 911 operator.
4 hours later we were home not really knowing what to do with ourselves.... So my family came over to set up our tree, decorate for Christmas, watch charlie brown, and take our minds off what had just happened.
My chest and waist are bruised from the seat belt, but we are otherwise unharmed.
I still haven't completely processed the whole thing yet.
I don't really know what to think.