Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Something to be Thankful For

Have you ever been in a car accident? Well, I was in my first really large accident on Monday. Besides being super sore, I'm fine and so is Mike, which when you look at the pictures you will agree is pretty amazing. Mike and I hit some ice on the road early Monday morning on our way to Spokane, the car slid off the road, then went off the embankment, rolled at least three times and came to rest on hits top.

Mike was actually able to climb right out of the car and then help me, which was good because I was a little bit more banged up. The ER doctor said my X-Rays all came back clear and we just had superficial scrapes... I am so amazed.

I remember as soon as the car started to slide thinking 'oh s*^t this is not good'. I knew we were going to roll but the funny thing was I wasn't scared. There was no 'life flashing before eyes' episode, I just remember knowing that we had to hold on and get through it.

We were so lucky to have help immediately after the crash, Thank you Jose whoever you are! And thank you to Matt, the volunteer firefighter who actually drove his truck down the embankment and out in to the field to help us. Thank you to my mom for driving up to Spokane and picking us up, and taking care of us these past couple of days. And lastly, thank you to whoever invented the seat belt!


Heidi Upton said...

I still can't believe it. AMAZING! So, I suppose you have 8 lives, left? :-) I too am thankful both you and Mike are OK. THANK God. What an ordeal. And, what a mess of the car! Holy crap!

Jenny Brooks said...

My goodness, Niki - that's terrible. I'm so happy that you and Mike are OK.

the Gwilliam Family said...

I am thankful that you and Mike are alright! When you said that you just had bumps and bruises I thought ok, car must not be all that bad . . . yikes! I'm glad that both of you are ok aside from bumps and bruises. Looks like it could have been worse - thinking of you:)