We were in a pretty traumatic accident on the way to school on Kylar's birthday. I was driving down a busy road to get on the freeway, when I heard a little voice in my head say, "Someone is going to turn left in front of you." I started slamming on my breaks, and sure enough as I was going through the intersection someone turned left right in front of me. There was a line of cars in the left hand turn lane out in the intersection and she couldn't see me. We smashed right into each other. The air bags went off and it was completely silent in our car. It was like there was a sense of peace that came over the kids. Not one of the kids cried or screamed or anything. Bostyn said, "Did we just get in an accident?" It's weird what your body does when it goes into shock. I didn't react the way I thought I would in an accident. I did go into complete shock. The battery fell out of the car and we were in the middle of the intersection. I had to get out of the car in the intersection during rush hour and try to get my kids out. The doors wouldn't open because the battery wasn't connected. The nicest people in the world stopped to help us. I couldn't believe how many people stopped what they were doing and came over. The nicest man climbed in my car and pulled all my kids out and passed them to me. I walked each one over to the sidewalk. Two firetrucks showed up. They had to take everyone's vitals. The paramedics couldn't find my pulse, so they had to hook me up to a machine. It was a crazy experience. Something that I never want to have to go through again.
I wish I knew the names of the people that helped us and I could send them something to thank them. I was overwhelmed with how kind everyone was. Typing this up brings tears to my eyes. The whole experience was overwhelming. I know that we were protected. It could have ended up a lot worse. I'm grateful my kids were all safe. The timing of this accident couldn't have been worse. It happened the week before we were supposed to close on our house. Our car ended up getting totaled. We had so much to do with moving into our new home that I drove a rental car for a few weeks before we had time to get a new car. It was an unfortunate experience but we were definitely blessed and taken care of.