My life changed dramatically and forever when I lost TJ.

I welcome you to follow along as I adjust to my "new normal".

It is not all puppies and ice cream but it is my life....real and honest.

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Other Shoe Dropped!

Remember about a month back when I did a post called "Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop"? happened....the other shoe has dropped and let me tell you...It. Dropped. HARD!!

Thursday afternoon on my way home from work I was hit broadside by a red light runner.  I estimate he was going between 50 and 60 MPH when he hit me.  I drive drove a GMC 1500HD 4WD with oversized wheels and tires and a 6" lift.  It is a rather large truck.  The vehicle that hit me was a little car of some type.  The impact was so hard that not only did it spin my truck, it rolled my truck 2 full times.  My boss put 2 full rolls into perspective for me by saying that after the initial hit, I felt 8 additional hits!  My body is telling me that it felt all 9 hits.  I am extremely sore and spent the weekend just miserable.  I did not go to the hospital, but because of lingering pain and a continuous headache I believe I will be seeing my doctor.  When my truck came to a stop all I was concerned with was getting home to feed my animals.

I have posted some pictures I took of my truck when I went to the tow yard to retrieve my personal belongings.  When I see the pictures I am grateful that I was able to walk away.  I am grateful that I didn't have one of my dogs with me.  I am grateful I didn't have a passenger.  I am grateful for the two young men who stopped to make sure I was OK.

There was a point on Thursday evening, that I curled up in a chair and just cried.  I cried because I was scared of the thought of what could have happened.  I cried because I was really missing TJ to just take control and fix it all for me and I cried for my truck.  I loved that truck and TJ was so happy for me when I bought it.  It was not a practical truck, but it was what I had always wanted.  TJ and I were at a point in our life where he encouraged me to buy it even though it wasn't practical.  He told me I deserved it.

Was it the hand of God that protected me? Did TJ have his arms wrapped around me protecting me from harm? Was it just plain ole' dumb luck?  I don't know what it was, but I am grateful to not have serious injuries.


You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have ~ Unknown


  1. How terrifying! I shudder just seeing the pictures. So glad you're okay, mostly. Please go see your family doctor. Concussions are scary things.

  2. You have to go and see a doctor because pain may hit you later after the shock wears off. A guy with a big SUV hit my Chevy Trailblazer last September and totaled it. I went on two wheels but it didn't tip because the speed was lower. If it had, there was a huge truck in the oncoming lane that would have made toast of me. You were blessed -- that is one scary picture of your car. Please take care of yourself and see a doctor asap.

  3. Hi sweet lady! Please Please go see a doctor! You don't know what might have been juggled around inside you that shouldn't have been.
    My heart is with you my friend. You have my phone number. Gimme a holler any time.

  4. How terrifying for you, Sandy. Do please see a doctor. I think it is sometimes a day or two before internal injuries reveal themselves. I hope there aren't any, of course, but best to be sure. And take care of yourself, you will be fragile for a while so don't expect too much of yourself. Hugs.

  5. seeing those photos, i hurt for you. such a scare. please, go see a doctor. even if you don't have health care like i do. the dime {or dimes} should be on the one who hit you. you need to make sure you are okay, especially with a headache like that.

    i am so very sorry. so many feelings right now for you. missing TJ, missing your truck, worrying about yourself, wondering what to do next, utter chaos in your mind. i wish you for moment of quiet that build into a peace that surrounds your soul.

  6. Thank God for big trucks and seatbelts. Glad you weren't seriously hurt.

  7. Oh wow Sandy, I had no idea! Thank God and TJ and whoever else had their loving arms around you that day. Those pictures are scary and I can only imagine it was a terrifying experience with many emotional reactions. I'm so sorry you've lost your truck, and so so happy you are alright!!!

  8. So scary ! Please go to the dr. and get checked out.
    Sorry about your truck, but that can be replaced.


  9. OH, My,
    I'm so glad you are Okay.
    I think of you often.


  10. Sandy, these pictures send a shiver down my spine. I do hope that you are doing okay. Sorry I haven't been by visiting your blog lately. I am so glad that you walked away from this accident and I'm sure TJ was there to protect you from real harm.


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