Monday, March 24, 2008

Car Accident

I don't have much time to write, as there is much to do around here, including washing everything due to being drenched in diesel but I just wanted to let everyone know that we are (Thank the Lord!) all ok. As some of you already know, Michael, Ava and I were involved in a pretty bad car accident yesterday evening. We went to College Station to have Easter with my family and were on our way back home. There were 2 black girls in a small SUV (looked to be about my age) that were driving erratically for about 10 miles prior to the accident. They were cutting in and out of traffic and passing people on the shoulder including us. We were doing the speed limit which was 70 so they had to have been doing about 80. They ended up getting stuck at a light so we thought we had lost them when to our surprise they came hauling ass up the shoulder again to pass us. They ended up going off road and we knew they were about to lose control of they're vehicle. Michael moved over into the left lane and slowed down in hopes of avoiding they're car that was now headed straight at us. They hit my side of the truck which pushed us in the direction of oncoming traffic. Michael tried turning the wheel to the right in order to keep us away from the oncoming traffic which then sent us sliding. The front passenger side tire got caught up on something which caused it to basically fold under the truck causing us to roll at least 2 times that we know of, possibly 3. After the wreck I looked at Mike to see his head hanging down, blood on his face and his right leg twitching uncontrollably. I thought he was having a seizure or unconscious or something. I called out his name and had no response and immediately turned to the back where my baby girl was to see if she was ok. I think my heart stopped for a split second. My little angel was still sound asleep and looked to be ok. When I turned back to Michael he was awake and asking about Ava and I. Next thing I know, a gentleman opened my door asking if we were all ok and all I said was "My baby! Please get my baby!" Things are pretty hazy after that. My mom and step dad were about 10 minutes behind us so she is the first and only person I called. They rushed out to us. We were all checked out in the ambulance and rode to the hospital to get Ava checked out. They did x-rays of my head, neck and wrist and everything was ok besides a little whip-lash. Ava had glass all in her car seat and her seat and clothes were covered in diesel as well as everything else. I am just SO very thankful that everyone was ok. I don't know what I would have done had something happened to my baby girl or my husband. The good Lord was with us for sure and kept us all safe. It's amazing that we walked away from this. The other 2 girls seemed to be ok with complaints of a broken wrist. One of the girls had the nerve to ask me if we were ok! I said absolutely nothing to her! Thank god I was still so out of it and I have pretty much grown out of my "confrontational" stages or my ass would have been hauled off to jail for assault. I could have beat the living crap out of her for endangering my family. But at the time, I was just so very thankful that we were all ok. The other vehicle didn't have near as much damage and did not flip, but did catch on fire. Anyways, just wanted to let you all know what happened and that we are all ok, other then a few little scrapes, bumps and bruises. I hope I never have to feel like I did yesterday again. I was so terrified to look back at my baby girl for fear of what I would find. It was such a HUGE relief to see her sound asleep. Thank you all for your prayers and kind words. Love you all.

Ill post pictures soon

6 comments:

Mommie25 said...

WOW that story definetly just brought a tear to my eyes! I'm sooo happy ya'll all made it out ok and Ava too! Good thing she's great! WOW girl I'm just amazed that yall have no broken bones or anything. You're right God waws definetly watching over yall. Let me know if you need anything hun!

NordanticElaine said...

OH my gosh. Thank God all of y'all are okay, Ashley. I saw the pictures on Myspace and it scared me! Hearing you tell that story sent chills up my spine. Oh my gosh. God was definitely watching over y'all that day. Again, I'm SO GLAD everyone is okay. It's a miracle.

Ashley said...

Thank you! We are so very thankful as well

ChristinaGray said...

OMG!! I cant believe it! Im so glad you guys are okay! I cant even imagine what must have been going through your head! You guys must have a guardian angel or something! I saw the pics on your myspace, I can hardly believe my eyes! And Ava slept through it! How crazy!

Cloggsy said...

Ok, so I started weeping uncontrollably when I read "My baby, please get my baby". Dude, I'm so glad everyone is ok. What a horrible thing to go through, especially with a newborn. I panic everytime I put Emma in the car. Good to know all is well.

x

Eunice said...

Oh wow. After seeing the pics, it's unbelievable that you were all ok. How completely frightening, especially when your baby is so little!