My youngest son was in a car accident on Friday night. I got the call at work and then even spoke to him, in the ambulance on the way to hospital. It was pretty bad. His friend, who was driving, has only had her license for 6 months and I guess inexperience was a major factor. They hit a pole and they hit it hard enough to write her brand new car off. A brand new car though, means that they both had airbags deployed. If they'd been in any of our cars this wouldn't have happened. Old cars is all we drive. Jack is ok and so is his friend. They were EXTREMELY lucky. They were both kept in hospital overnight. Jack has hit his head and has seatbelt bruising on his lower stomach. His bruises are colourful today! Right across his stomach and both hips as well as a shiner on his face. His friend is temporarily in a wheelchair with tissue damage to her legs.
It could have been so much worse.
I'm glad I write about the days I spend with my boys. The days we laugh together and get to experience lots of wonderful things. I'm so glad I tell them everyday how much I love them. I'm glad I get to hug them often. I'm glad I don't take these days and moments for granted.
Going to hug them both a bit tighter from now on.