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