The plan for my weekend was to take Friday off and head to Minneapolis with my mom - thankfully, we still got to do this. Unfortunately, I was driving home on Thursday night so we could leave together on Friday morning and I totaled my car. I was going about 75 mph on the highway, hit a deer, swerved, and overcorrected. My car made one full roll in the ditch and landed back on all 4 tires. It was not exactly the way I planned on starting my weekend off; and I certainly was not ready to say good-bye to my trusty Ford Taurus that had been a great car for the past 7 years. Long story short: I got checked out in the ER and the almost-full-body CT scan showed no serious injuries.
Thankfully, my mom and I still made the short trip to the cities for our annual shopping weekend. If we're being honest, this annual weekend is probably only 50% about the actual shopping part - 15% about morning Caribou Coffee, 15% about yummy lunches enjoyed over a glass of wine, 15% about the road trip, and 5% miscellaneous fun times together. We got a later start than we planned on Friday morning but still got to do all these things, spend some time with other family, and relax. Let me also mention that we got the most ah-mazing pedicures we have. ever. had on Friday afternoon. It really did turn out to be a great weekend and was probably just what I needed, especially under the circumstances.
I bought 3 pairs of shoes at Nordstrom. #oops #sorrynotsorry #hiimsamanthaandihaveaproblem
I'm actually feeling pretty good. Other than being sore for the past few days, my body doesn't feel at all like I was just in a rollover accident. As my car was skidding down the highway, I remember that I could feel the steering wheel in my hands, I was fearing for my life, and I was saying repeatedly please, God, keep me safe. I feel extremely lucky that I am still on this earth with no serious injuries and I know that He was there, keeping me safe. I'm pretty sure my Grandpa was with me the whole time, too.
So although I just got home last night, Parker and I have one vehicle to share, I'm way behind on e-mails and planning blog posts, and I'm definitely not organized for the week ahead, I am so thankful to be alive.
I am so thankful for my amazing, supportive family who loves me no matter what and would do anything for me. My mom, dad, brother, and future-sister-in-law are truly the best.
I am so thankful for my caring, loving husband who won't stop talking about the new car he's going to get me because, in his words, he was put on this earth to protect me.
You know, I think it's sad that sometimes it takes a completely horrible situation like this to remind you how lucky we are to have life. Don't get me wrong - I feel thankful every single day of my life for my home, the people in my life, a good job, etc. etc. But I can't remember the last time I thanked God for the fact that I'm alive. And now I have done that every single time I lay down to sleep since Thursday night.