Monday, September 03, 2007

The Voices In Her Head Said To GO..............



What a crazy few days it's been. Shawn has been putting in 7 days a week, and this weekend, he was forced to take Sunday and Monday off. He had no choice. You can't work alone on a construction site and nobody else would go in with him. He's pissed because we need the money, but he needed a break. I was glad to have him home. I like our little ecno dates, and, even just running errands with him is fun.....


Last Thursday was a wild day. Shawn came home early and I was dying to spend some alone time with him. We wanted to er...um...celebrate our love. So, I kind of pushed the kids out of the house. Those ones, the ones in the photo, Jessica and Kayla. Ruby too, because she is a real pain in the ass. ( Oh come on, you all do it, too, don't be making like you all are shocked)

I usually have a pretty good sense of foreboding, things to come, whatever you want to call it. I just KNOW things. I always have. I pushed my 2 youngest girls and my 7 pound dog out the dog with barely a second thought. I did pause to lock the door, because, well, honestly, I didn't want to get caught with my pants down.

Anyway, they went for a walk with Kayla's bf and his dog, and were on the way home when something scary happened.....

There is a busy intersection by a corner store up the street from us, and Shawn tells the girls to always wait for the light. ALWAYS. The road is BUSY and it freaks Shawn out. (If it were up to him, he would send the girls out in bubble wrap, with body guards, at all times...Or maybe bear suits...and pepper spray). So, they wait. They cross on the green light. Always. Except for Thursday.


On Thursday, for whatever reason, Kayla had this compulsion to run across the street against the light. She never does that. The road is too busy. She grabbed Ruby into her arms, and told her little sister and her bf to RUN.


Not five seconds after they ran across the road, a runaway car crashed into another car, raining debris down on the curb where they had been just been standing, and narrowly missing them. Kayla and bf were witnesses, and the police officer told them that if that had NOT ran the red light, they would have been killed.


That's why they weren't fined for jaywalking.


OMG. They would have been killed.


I sent my kids and my little doggie out so that I could ... um, you know..and they were almost killed.


I usually know these things. I do. The day that my Dad died, I phoned Mission Mary, and told her that today was the day...I phoned her at 10:12 am...exactly 12 hours before he passed away.
I can NOT believe that I didn't feel something was off. Thank goodness that Kayla did. She said that she just felt an urge to cross, like a voice was telling her to.... Thank goodness she got more from me than just my bad temper.
Needless to say, I am counting my blessings. I have been thanking God everyday since Thursday, and I just can't stop thinking about it.
The rest of the weekend has been largely uneventful compared to that... I did leave the house alone on Saturday and venture out to the Farmers Market (well, I took Ruby, so not quite alone) to buy tomatos and pears...Still, nothing campares to Thursday.
I am suddenly feeling VERY lucky.

22 comments:

paddy said...

Life is very short and sometimes things happen that you can't turn around, but they were turned around and I hope you can now appreciate every minute you have with what you have for it is in the next minute things can get a little strange for want of a better word.
Glad all is OK!
Y;-) Paddy

Tod said...

Whoa! That was a close one. Sometimes you just have to do what instinct tells ya.

And there's NOTHING WORSE than getting caught with your pants down!

Biddie said...

Paddy - Life can change in an instant...That's all that I have been thinking of these past few days..Believe me, I am sooo thankful for all that I have - especially my girls :)

Tod - I'm just happy that Kayla listened to her little voice...And you're right, I HATE getting caught with my pants down.

Marni said...

OMG! That gives me chills! I am so glad everyone is OK...

Biddie said...

marni - Still gives me chills, too. It has to be more than luck. Somebody was looking out for my babies.

rain said...

Yikes! What a scary story. I think maybe you should bubble wrap them from now on. Maybe I'll bubble wrap mine, too.

Biddie said...

Rain - Like I said, bubble wrap, or a bear suit. Just makes sense, doesn't it?

Heidi the Hick said...

Holy

SHIT!

I was thinking of calling you but didn't. I'm off too.

That kid has got it you know. Maybe those "friends" that keep bothering her are doing some good? Maybe she has other "friends"?

I hope she always listens to her instincts and trusts them. Thank God.

And I an't think about it anymore than that.
(My email's not working ok?) Tell the girls I love them.

Gardenia said...

Gees, I bet your hearts are all still thumping a bit fast! That was a good story for me to pay attention to, I had a bad day after the doctor, but then realized that perhaps I will only "go" when my days are up and until then, like your girls, there will be someone watching over me.

captain corky said...

Wow. I'm glad everyone's in one piece!

I was going to ask if maybe the next time you guys are in the mood I could stand outside the window (with the shades pulled down of course) and sing, Tonight I Celebrate My Love for You. I want to be a crooner when I grow up.

Biddie said...

Heidi - Holy shit doesn't even cover it. I dunno if she has an angel on her shoulder, or what...It was too close, that's all I know. The police were so shocked when they saw the mess. They told the kids that they did the right thing, running against the light, because they would have been killed.
Still freaks me out.
Maybe I'll call later. Or tomorrow. I am now off of my meds, and off of the hook. Can we say Manic Monday?

Gardenia - All I can say is, trust your gut feeling. I'm so glad that Kayla did.
Are you feeling any better? I'll have to stop by your place and get caught up :)

Corky - I wish that you were here crooning right now. I could use something to lift my spirits...

Alekx said...

Biddie--I know you are freaked out, but you will drive yourself insane if you life in the world of what if's.

Your kids are fine. She did right by listening to her voice. Guardian Angels are a great thing.

Enjoy everyday with all your loved ones.

Hugs

Biddie said...

Alekx - I'm ok with the what if's now. Really, I am. I am just so happy that she listened to her little voice!
I am enjoying every minute of my kids! And you're right - Gaurdian Angels ROCK!!

coffeypot said...

That is why older folks have gray hair. It’s not from aging; it’s from all the experiences of raising children and their near misses. I’m glad it turned out okay for everyone. Now, how was the, uh, you know? Want to tell us about it, too? I’ll listen!

Biddie said...

Coffeypot - LOL! Of course, you would ask.
It was epic, of course! Then again, it always is.
BTW, you should see all of the gray hair under my coloured locks!

Guilty Secret said...

Wow that was an amazing story. Thank God they ran!

Biddie said...

guilty secret - Thank God they are fast, and not slow like me!
How's stuff with you these days?

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

You didn't feel that something was off because the girls were fine, thank God.

Hooray for Kayla for following her instincts! I am so glad they are ok!

Canadian flake said...

I am a firm believer in listening to your gut...or intuition...

It has served me well. I am glad ev1 got home safe and sound.

They had a guardian angel with them that day for sure.

Biddie said...

whimsical - I guess you're right...They had their own angels watching over them. I am so glad that they are ok, and I am SOO glad that kayla picked up my little doggie...She would have road kill for sure...

canadian flake - I ALWAYS listen to my intuition. ALWAYS. I'm glad that Kayla is listening to hers, too. I'm also glad that her younger sister didn't argue with her - this time :)

her indoors said...

bloody hell! so so glad she acted on her instincts, i got goose bumps reading this!

Biddie said...

her indoors - I still get goosebumps thinking about it! I thought that you were gone away?! Did you enjoy yourself?