6.17.2007

Thanking My Angels

My 3 1/2 yr old niece (Natalie) and her other Grandma (Grandma Julie) - Julie is my sister's MIL, were in a very serious car accident last night (Sat). Julie was air lifted to the hospital, while Nataile had to be transported via the ambulance. They were on the way to pick up Nat's sister Kaylee, whom my mom was watching for my sister.

What was so heart wrenching was my Dad (whom is a fire chief) was called out to the scene, as the Jaws of Life had to be used to get Julie out of the car. When my Dad saw the car, he did not recognize it, and asked whom the driver was. All they could tell him that her name was Julie. He preceded to ask if there was a passenger, the first responders said that there was alittle girl in the back of the ambulance, waiting to be transported, his grand-daughter

Julie suffered multiple broken bones. She is scheduled for surgery tomorrow, to repair her leg. She is expected to make a full recovery, that will take up to 8 weeks.

Natalie, well the car seat saved her! The only marks she has on her are from her shoulder harness. The car seat has to be thrown away as its just covered in glass, and the stress of the accident. She seemed to be in good spirits when I talked with my sister this morning.

Edited to add -

While on the phone with my sister tonight, she told me - "you might get goosebumps when I tell you this"... I said, ok.

When I typed this earlier tonight - I was unaware of something that Natalie said to her mom, today on the way to go out to celebrate Father's Day for my Dad.

When they were in the car, and my sister was driving. Out of the blue, Natalie claims that her Great Grandma (who passed away in Nov '05) was sitting next to her, and told her "everything is going to be ok"

I bursted out bawling!!! Natalie had her Great Grandma Leona in the car, sitting right next to her. And I truly believe this!!! I have not seen pictures of the car yet, but according to my sister, it is not a pretty site. They can see Nat's car seat, and of course it was right behind Julie's seat. Nat's door had no damage. All the windows on the car were shattered.

My Grandma Mathison died on my Dad's birthday, Nov '05. Natalie was the last in the family to say goodbye to my Grandma, before she died. And I believe that my Grandma held on til Natalie came and said goodbye, as she died shortly after everyone left to go and celebrate my Dad's 60th bday.

Edited to add -

I found this posted online in the newspaper - Five Hurt In Winchester-area Crash

13 comments:

Sally said...

Oh Kim, I am so happy no one was very seriously hurt and I truly believe that angels do look out for us:)

Pam said...

Kim, stay strong. Know that a whole bunch of your stitching friends are thinking of you and praying for your family.

devonaz said...

Your family diffently had angels with them,,I will pray for them for a quick and painless recovery,,

Devon

Irene said...

Glad to hear no one was seriously hurt. Hope Julie recovers quickly. Was
a blessing having Natalie's angel there.

The Chicken Lady said...

Oh Kim! Thank GOD they're ok. And I got goose bumps too about Great Grandma! I hope Julie has a quick recovery!

Michele said...

omg Kim!! I'm so glad to read the everyone was/will be fine .. and yes I certainly believe in angels too .. gave me goosebumps too :)

Meari said...

I am so glad everyone is OK. Hopefully, recovery will be fast.

Wendy said...

Angels are definitely looking after us! I'm so glad your niece is okay and her grandmother will recover.

Pumpkin said...

OMG Kim! I'm SO glad to hear that it wasn't worse than it was and how eiry about your niece but I wouldn't doubt that could happen. Someone was definitely looking over them, that's for sure :o)

HUGS!

Susieq said...

I truly believe that Angels watch over us, and it sounds like this was the case. I hope that recovery for everyone involved is quick and as painless as possible. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rachel said...

So glad that there are answers to prayers and guardian angels..I truly believe that Natalie had her great grandma there with her!!

Missy said...

Wow, wow, wow! How scary for the little jumping monkey and her Grandma. And just so you know, I totally have goosebumps after reading that. Wow. So thankful that neither of them were seriously injured.

: )

Aussie Stitcher said...

Only just read this, glad that everyone is okay, what a shock for you Dad. I really take my hat off to people who work for emergency services, it is a job that I don't think that I would ever be able to do.

Joanne

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